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(In Spanish) La Voz de Galicia

September 16, 2017

RITA ÁLVAREZ TUDELA 
LONDRES / E. LA VOZ 18/09/2017 05:00 H

La artista compostelana María Arceo protagoniza la entrega del 2017 del festival londinense Totally Thames con suinstalación Future Dust (Polvo futuro), en la que recopila y ordena a su modo todo tipo de restos plásticos recolectados durante el último año en las más de cuarenta playas que jalonan la cuenca del río Támesis.

BBC London Radio: Maria Arceo with Robert Elms

January 01, 2020

Artist Maria Arceo  as interviewed by Robert Elms for BBC Radio London. Maria Arceo uses art to highlight the amount of rubbish found in the Thames. 

Photography by Ed Stone.

Nerdy Absurdity: Future Dust ​By Sieana Makeshift

January 01, 2020

Yesterday I went to Maria Arceo’s Future Dust installation on St Katherine Docks. I was warmly welcomed by a lovely woman called Lisa who generously answered my questions and guided me round the free exhibition.

It aims to highlight the global environmental issue of plastic pollution. An alarming and quite frankly shocking prediction from the World Economic Forum is that

Brit Es: ‘FUTURE DUST’ EL ARTE DE MªJOSÉ ARCEO QUE RECORRE EL TÁMESIS

September 07, 2017

Article by Vanese Cejudo for Brit Es Magazine written in Spanish.

Empezar a escribir sobre el proyecto artístico de Mª José Arceo ‘Future Dust’, es tan difícil como querer abarcarlo en unas líneas. 

Phoro credit: Cristina Calvo

The Telegraph: Pictures of the Day: 2 September 2017

September 01, 2017

The installation Future Dust by maria Arceo is illuminated at night in front of Tower Bridge on the River Thames.

Totally Thames: Meet Maria Arceo the artist behind Future Dust

September 04, 2017

Maria Arceo is an artist fascinated with visualising the environmental impact humans are having on the world. In September 2016, Maria became artist-in-residence at King’s College London, and started working on an expansive examination of plastic pollution in the Thames. Future Dust is the artistic outcome of this year-long exploration that aims to challenge our understanding of the dispersion of plastic debris into both fluvial and marine environments.

We spoke to Maria to find out more about the project and the final artwork which will be popping up at riverside locations during Totally Thames. 

a-n News: Maria Arceo: “The Thames is a tumble dryer of time. Now is the moment to advocate for change”

August 23, 2017

London-based Spanish artist Maria Arceo uses installation to explore the human manipulation of the natural world. Her latest work for the Totally Thames festival features a giant footprint constructed from thousands of plastic objects found along the river. Jack Hutchinson visits her studio and discusses the environmental issues her work highlights.

Royal Society of Chemistry Magazine: Thames Plastic Lab

July 02, 2017

In a project supported by our outreach fund, artist Maria Arceo teamed up with the chemistry and geography departments of King’s College London to creatively inform, and scientifically challenge, our understanding of the effects of plastic disposal on the environment. 

THE PROBLEM OF PLASTIC POLLUTION IN OUR RIVERS, SEAS AND OCEANS: MARIA ARCEO AT KING'S COLLEGE LONDON by Ian Caldwell

June 07, 2017

How did an Essex County road sign end up in the River Thames?  Whose footballs were kicked too hard and too far and disappeared over the river’s edge?  Whose shoes floated around the murky waters to be washed up on the river bank.  Why is there only one – is there another somewhere to make the pair?  Who lost their cute cuddly lion and whose doll fell asleep as it floated in the river waters?   Most of all, how on earth did so many plastic bottles end up in the River Thames?   Blue bottles, orange bottles, green bottles, clear bottles….. so many bottles...

THAMES PLASTIC ART PROJECT by Gavin

June 06, 2017

I recently attended a screening of the film “A Plastic Ocean” at King’s College London.  The event was organised by the Thames Plastic Art Project to launch the upcoming art installation at Somerset House. The film is stunning, frightening, uplifting, depressing, inspiring and beautifully human. I think it is a film everyone MUST see so please watch it! ...

CLEANING RUBBISH IN THE NAME OF ART! by GreenDuckie

June 05, 2017

How and why I found myself cleaning rubbish:

This year I am aiming to volunteer for Thames 21 at least once a month. The clean up I had planned to attend for May was cancelled. I saw a request for help with cleaning rubbish collected on Thames 21 clean ups for an art project. This was a wonderful example of synchronicity, as I am passionate about reducing plastic waste and cleaning up the environment...

MEET THE WOMAN CREATING ART OUT OF THAMES RUBBISH by Alexandra Boudreault-Manos

May 18, 2017

What do an Uzi, a wooden cross and a Victorian shoe sole have in common?

They’ve all been picked off the shore of the Thames by Maria Arceo.

Arceo is the artist behind the Thames Plastic project, which turns plastic chucked into the river into art.

Started in September 2016, the project aims to show Londoners the magnitude of plastic debris entering rivers and eventually making its way into seas and oceans....

Brit Es Magazine: ‘THAMES MEMORY & THE EXPLORATION OF FUTURE DUST’

August 15, 2017

Plastic pollution is fast becoming the most ubiquitous environmental and archaeological ‘signature’ of the Anthropocene, but it has yet to be recognised in the wider public realm. With a focus on London’s river Thames, this initiative brings together a wide network of cross-disciplinary partnerships in order to jointly educate, engage, quantify, visualise and advocate for a cleaner Thames.

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