"The quarantines of matter and life encourage us to ignore the vitality of matter and the lively powers of material formations." — Jane Bennett, Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things (2009)
Plastiglomerates are also known as plastic-rocks, made up of ocean plastic debris combined with natural materials such as ocean rocks, sand, and wood. Their existence is a potential marker of the Anthropocene, a term used to describe the ongoing geological epoch in which all climatic conditions and environmental processes are being heavily altered by human activity.
Fascinated by the formation of plastiglomerates in our environment and recognising the active roles of non-human forces in natural events, Ayer Ayer lead artist Ernest Goh fused together post-consumer and post-industrial plastic waste to produce a collection of man-made stones.