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artists' books; pollution; plastic (organic material); disposable utensils; utensils; utensils for consuming food


1 meal set (5 pieces) : styrene plastic and polyvinyl chloride, black and white ; in plastic bag. Edition of 20. A set of containers and cutlery of a kind used by fast-food restaurants; the two containers are connected. Text in large black typeface runs continuously from one piece to the next. "Plastic, 300 million LBS., Born in America of Petroleum parents, Doomed, to serve us, Instantly, After which .." Title from largest container. Edition statement and date from, "RE:Making a documentation of work by Angela Lorenz" published 2023. "'Plastics' is made out of white plastic ans styrofoam fast-food packaging and implements, adorned with a stark computer-generated press-type text commenting on the waste of mono-use plastic."--A. Lorenz. Contemporaneous research on plastic recycling for an environmental studies course term-paper at Brown University inspired this work.--A. Lorenz. Two plastic containers, a styroform cup, a plastic knife and fork. Created for Janet Zweig's course "Concrete Books" in the Graphics Department at Rhode Island School of Design. Gift of Janet Zweig.

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[Providence, RI] : [A.S. Lorenz], [1986]


©[Providence, RI] : [A.S. Lorenz], [1986]

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Styrofoam ; plastic foam; plastic (organic material); black-and-white (colors); styrene; polyvinyl chloride


38 x 30 cm




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