Plasticity -designed by Niccolo Casas in collaboration with Parley Ocean Plastic®- is a 3.6 metre high 3D printed sculpture created from recycled plastic waste recovered from remote islands, waters and coastlines by Parley’s Global Cleanup Network.
Curated by architect and academic Alessandro Melis, the installation is part of the Biennale di Venezia’s “Resilient Communities”, in response to the annual event’s statement that invites reflection on climate change.
The term “Plasticity” comes from the union of “plastic” and “sustainability” and is intended to highlight the notions of transformation and conversion. In architecture, as in art, the term refers to the quality of a work of art to articulate itself freely in space, interpreting “Plasticity” as the ability of a material to transform itself by acquiring new characteristics and dimensions.
Plasticity becomes a demonstration that disposable plastics can be transformed into useful material. In this case, they give life to a light and complex architectural sculpture by using digital technologies.
The installation responds as a statement of the limitless possibilities for generating new spatial articulations, as well as instigating ecologically meaningful actions.