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.
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
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...
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...
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.