INVISIBLE OBJECTS | charcoal
material design. experimental development of biodegradable objects
this research is a reinterpretation of biomaterials while creating bioplastiglomerate objects that will probably disappear in the future geological layers leaving no negative impact or synthetic man-made materials identity and could be an invisible example of a short period of positive human impact for the future species on Earth
in this research, I seek to rethink the relationship between humans and nature, raise the question about today’s scientific information and speculate the future material possibilities where art can be a kind of guide for how to live and think in the Anthropocene period. I rise the fundamental questions about how creative practices can be focused on the social, cultural, and political ideas that will only remain in the geological layers of the Earth after the Sixth Extinction, and how we can use natural materials to create an alternative, unpredictable future scenarios?
the purpose of this research is to answer the main question of what it means for art and design to face the Anthropocene and to follow the biomaterial transformations to observe the flows and traces we will leave behind as a species
these particular objects are made of only cellulosic materials - shaped by hands using recycled cellulose fiber mass and coated with cellulose-based bioplastic mixed with organic charcoal powder. the cellulose-based bioplastic makes the objects waterproof and protects them against possible damage, but still keep them organic and biodegradable. due to natural processes and micro-organisms, the objects will again become a part of nature, forming new material layers, and will cause no harm to the environment or other forms of life at all