Home Is Where the Plastic Eating Stomach Is
a sculptural work by Elizabeth Demaray
Home Is Where The Plastic Eating Stomach Is, a living sculpture and community art action, considers the roll of plastic in our daily lives and proposes that we view this material as a resource. The heart of this installation is a plastomach (plastic+stomach), which actually consumes plastic by virtue of living fungi. Utilizing resent research from the John Dighton Lab at Rutgers University, this open source design suggests that we may be able to re envision our consumer waste cycle by expanding the habitat of white rot fungi into our domestic living spaces.
Home Is Where The Plastic Eating Stomach Is was on view at Swale House, Governors Island, in fall 2019, in collaboration with the NYC Urban Field Station, Space HL and the Urban Soils Institute.
For more information on Plastomach, click HERE.
The prototype of this project was developed as part of Biodesign Challenge 2018: