Lectures: Let's Talk about Plastic & Physicality of Time

7 Jul 2019

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Unit 6 Queen's Parade

England, United Kingdom

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In this special edition, we will bring art, design, the physicality of time and creative ideas addressing the big issue of plastic consumption together with 3 performance lectures.


“The Infinite Wheel of Time” was inspired by the moment a strong typhoon in Hong Kong washing plastic bottles from 70s upshore. When we look at the eternal return of existence, right now in 2019, we cannot escape the perspective on our precious environment. 

In this special edition, we will bring art, design, the physicality of time and creative ideas addressing the big issue of plastic consumption together with performance lectures by Post Carbon Lab on their installation “Find Your Liquid”; Mirei Yazawa on the physicality of time in relation to an individual's physical time and a calendar that is defined by social order; Rickie Cheuk on his project “PlastiX” with a plastic tea ceremony, menu and recipes.

Read more about The Infinite Wheel of Time: 




Post Carbon Lab is a transdisciplinary design research studio focusing on sustainability and dignity. Founded by Dian-Jen Lin, a transdisciplinary designer whose philosophy “Design should always be drenched in sustainability and dignity” has been pushing her trajectory towards ameliorating the status quo by active engagement and interdisciplinary collaboration. She is joined by Hannes Hulstaert, an independent architect with transdisciplinary interests ranging from graphic design, photography and videography.

They are exhibiting the installation “Find Your Liquid” at “The Infinite Wheel of Time”.


Mirei Yazawa is an artist who works with body movement, bodily sensation and improvisation to explore how we construct reality and share it. Studied Bio Science, worked as IT engineer and graduated from Goldsmith College in fine art, she has been active in the art scene in Europe and Asia ever since.

Mirei is performing a movement piece "100 Year Calendar" on our live art evening on 6 July.


Rickie is a creative material explorer who experiments with unconventional ways of making. He strives for sustainable design by using scraps of materials around the world to make with and turn into new composites. These findings have been documented in his book “Waste = Materials” detailing the experimentations of transforming fish skins into leather and making marbled tiles with pig bones.


In this exhibition programme, we are exploring time as more than a successive and chronological line and think about it as an infinity cycle more akin to the processes of nature. We want to think of our time as both parallel and cyclical, presenting the future as the eternal return of difference, this means we do not expect the past to come back in the same way! Unlike the unidirectional ‘timeline’, the wheel of time of our title affirms two
directions at once, as the past curves away and comes around again, re-presenting the same opportunities, risks and dangers. This means that the future is a process of reassembling, i.e. it cuts, connects, patches up and (re)orders from fragments of past and presents events to generate new sequences that will become what is yet-to-come.

How can we understand our current political situation by thinking of the re-assembled return of past events and ideas? What can we learn by treating the past as an indicator of what will happen? Is it possible to live in a way that adapts and responds to both linear and cyclic time? Is it Nietsche’s advice of living as if we have to live the same moment again, more urgent than ever? Can radical ways of thinking time help us to approach our current problems?


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Candy Choi

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Rickie Cheuk

Mirei Yazawa

Post Carbon Lab

Curated by

Young Blood Initiative

Young Blood Initiative

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