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Barthes Plastic Extended

Barthes Plastic Extended is an interactive documentary installation (2019) by Rui António developed during the V2_ + Museu Zer0 Residency.

Barthes Plastic Extended is an interactive documentary installation about Roland Barthes ‘s Plastic essay.

Plastic is a versatile and durable material that emerged in the early twentieth century. In 1957, the philosopher Roland Barthes dedicated a poetic text that reflects a mesmerized look after seeing a plastics exhibition. Barthes was unaware, in this context at least, about plastic as a biological and environmental hazard.

62 years later, the work Barthes Plastic Extended intends to present the text of Barthes in the light of the present day. The narrative, video, text and sounds extend the original text by adding new layers of information about the harmful effects of plastic in the environment.

 
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