Kyoko describes the project below:
"PLA (polylactic acid) is the most popular form of plastic used in 3D printers. Having largely displaced traditional modelling and prototyping techniques, 3D printers eat and excrete tons of PLA daily in thousands of makers spaces around the world. It is both recyclable and biodegradable in theory, but rarely done so in practice. This necklace presents recycled PLA sourced from maker spaces across Sydney in the form of uniquely patterned beads captured in 3D printed collars. The sphere is proposed as a fundamental shape of the universe, formed by the play of gravity across time, coalescing all matter into galaxial objects".
This work was shown at Gallery Sally Dan Cuthbert, 20 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay.
Photography Carine Thevenau