Critical Discussion

Cindy Stelmackowich, Vestigial Organs from Plastic Tides series, photograph, 2020 

Theory at Home

Plastics are Everywhere with Cindy Stelmackowich

  • November 25, 2021, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Online with Zoom

Everyone welcome! Email programs@mawa.ca to receive the Zoom link to the meeting.

Plastics dominate all aspects of daily life, and yet only a small percentage of global plastic waste has been recycled. This discussion will grapple with the nature of plastics, their effects on the future fossil record, and how artists and artist groups can respond to the challenge of visualizing plastics pollution by employing collaborative interdisciplinary strategies and creating consciousness-raising art.

Reading: The Nature of Plastics: Explorations at the edge of the artificial by Meera Subramanian

  • Cindy Stelmackowich

    Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Cindy Stelmackowich is an academic, artist and curator who currently lives in Ottawa. Her body-based art practice has incorporated medical artifacts and anatomical imagery and has been shown nationally and internationally. Upon receiving a Chalmers Arts Fellowship, she conducted research on the impact of marine plastic debris in Hawaii, British Columbia and Japan.