The Long Dash
BARTRAM'S GARDEN • PHILADELPHIA, PA, USA • 2019
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With marble mazes and head mounted labyrinths Plastic Dance explores the path of plastic from the streets of Philadelphia through streams and sewers to the Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers and then the North Atlantic Gyre.
The plastic’s journey from Philadelphia to the Atlantic begins on the street. We used a 1934 map of Botanic Creek before it was covered and became a sewer as the basis for the marble maze that opens Plastic Dance.
The next step zooms out and focuses on some sewers and former creeks we might flow through as we head to the Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers.
Now we travel down the Delaware River to the Atlantic Ocean.
And finally we are caught up in the currents of the Atlantic until we make our way slowly to the North Atlantic Gyre.
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