Presentation Title

Save the Fish: an Instrument Composed of Recycled Materials

Presenter Information

Lesley RiveraFollow

Faculty Mentor

Lucy HG Solomon

Start Date

23-11-2019 10:44 AM

End Date

23-11-2019 11:29 AM

Location

272

Session

poster 4

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

creative_arts_design

Abstract

The instrument that I created is a playful exercise in making something out of found objects. There is a long history of working with found objects, or assemblage, in art that extends back to Marcel Duchamp. The aesthetic of found objects has been used by activists and feminists, and my use of materials, combined with the subject of my research, mark this project as an environmental artwork. My purpose was not to create a perfect instrument, but to emphasize how human beings have become the instrument of our oceans’ destruction. This instrument is made of recycled cardboard, plastic, and wood. It is the size of a guitar and looks like one as well. I designed it myself so people can play music and others can bond over something made from something they use in their everyday life. I left the instrument as it was no paint because I wanted people to see materials I used.

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Save the Fish: an Instrument Composed of Recycled Materials

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The instrument that I created is a playful exercise in making something out of found objects. There is a long history of working with found objects, or assemblage, in art that extends back to Marcel Duchamp. The aesthetic of found objects has been used by activists and feminists, and my use of materials, combined with the subject of my research, mark this project as an environmental artwork. My purpose was not to create a perfect instrument, but to emphasize how human beings have become the instrument of our oceans’ destruction. This instrument is made of recycled cardboard, plastic, and wood. It is the size of a guitar and looks like one as well. I designed it myself so people can play music and others can bond over something made from something they use in their everyday life. I left the instrument as it was no paint because I wanted people to see materials I used.