Bakelite, Blood, Horn, Hair

An interactive show-and-tell of different plastics

All once categorised as types of plastics, these objects question how we name and value materials without understanding their true-cost or origin. 

An event was performed where participants were asked to order the objects according to a range of criteria; including age, utility, cost, and aesthetics. It is only upon interaction and discussion that the true identity of each object is revealed.