Is it habit that as Australians we buy and dispose of 118,000 tonnes of plastic water bottles and 3.2 billion plastic bags every year? It’s time to change...

Habit/At

Location:

Circular Quay
2000 NSW
Australia

Image. A structure shaped like a huge plastic water bottle lid has a wide doorway. Inside, glowing letters hanging from the ceiling form the word ‘PLASTIC’ from a certain angle. The interior walls and ceiling are lined with netting containing thousands of plastic bags. Fish are hidden among the bags.  HABIT/AT - Vivid Light 2019

Event Details

Artists:
Light4 Cundall: Bettina Easton (Australia) / Andrew Bissell (United Kingdom) / Mark Tweedale (United Kingdom) / Kimberly Riley (United Kingdom) / Liz Skelton (United Kingdom) / Hannah Murphy (United Kingdom) / Kenny Cliffe (United Kingdom) / Oscar Lee (Hong Kong SAR China) / Makalin Wongchinchai (Hong Kong SAR China) / David Clark (Australia)

Is it habit that as Australians we buy and dispose of 118,000 tonnes of plastic water bottles and 3.2 billion plastic bags every year? It’s time to change our habits if we are to protect our future habitat.

This ‘room’ activation represents a discarded water bottle lid. The external lighting multiplies in the reflective surface, emphasising that the longevity of plastic waste presents an ever-growing problem. The vibrant and striking multiple lines of light capture people’s attention and imagination. Inside, responsive lighting is motion triggered, revealing thousands of discarded plastic bags from across the globe held behind netting on the walls and ceiling. 

Our continued use of plastic is choking the planet. The ocean’s marine life is suffering because of us. In Habit/At, visitors are engulfed by plastic, light and sound. Hidden within the installation are fish of all sizes, shapes and colours. How many can you find? 

Come inside and be informed. Read the facts, be moved the images and find the fish. If we can change our plastic habits, together we change our habitat.

 

Country represented by installation: Australia

Audio Description

Access and Inclusion

  • Audio described - Audio description is a service provided for patrons who are blind or have low vision. Trained audio describers give live, objective, verbal descriptions.
  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.

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