Bones, Found trash


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Animal material 56 Composite 95 Recycled 115 Bone 6

Bones, Found trash

Photos: Marie Caye


Close to the endpoint of the river Maas near Maastricht, a small island has been constructed recently as a natural reserve. Mostly inaccessible by humans, the human traces, however, remain: an astonishing amount of garbage carried by the river gathers on the island. There in the mud, one can find pieces of bones and plastic side by side, ageing similarly, almost as though they belonged to the same origin. Put together in fictional skeletons and remains, this cyborg matter constructs the image of a time after ours. The earth carries on its cycles of transformation without us.

Additional information

Thereafter is made of natural materials and garbage found during walks in nature reserves which are then later assembled.

Information submitted by the maker and edited by the Future Materials Bank.


Bones, plastic, metal, wood, egg shells


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