Prints/Etching by artist Jiun Kim, 2021
Idea: Peter Eckart and Kai Linke
Size Etching 30 x 21,5cm
Size Papier 54 x 40cm
We live in a world that cannot go on like this. We have to actively decide how to change our habits, how to use our resources carefully and how to contribute to the preservation of our planet.
For thousands of years, man has shaped the environment to suit his needs, exploited nature, developed new materials and produced a lot of waste in the process: antiquated design that we find in rubbish dumps or museums.
Since 3 June 2021, plastic cutlery has been banned in the European Union.
The designers Peter Eckart and Kai Linke showing in their critical exhibition project "Spoon Archaeology" disposable cutlery, staged as archaeological artefacts, curiosities, fascinations and contemporary witnesses of an era that has just ended. The disposable cutlery stands for the material and immaterial cultural heritage of a society that must rethink and take responsibility, enter into critical resonance with its past history of civilisation and develop perspectives for an alternative future.
The traditional etchings are related to the idea of „archaeology“.
Plastic cutlery drawn and reproduced as it was 400 years ago, the usual period of deterioration of plastic.
pictures by Daniel Rese, Jiun Kim, Heiko Prigge