In 2014, we want to help Kefalonia become a Plastic Free Island.
Plastic objects are the cultural archaeology of our time. They are a portrait of global late-capitalist consumer society, mirroring our desires, wishes, hubris and ingenuity. These are objects with unintended consequences. In an ongoing collaboration with the Ionion Center for Art and Culture, Drifters Project has been cleaning beaches and sea caves all around the incredible island of Kefalonia. In 2011, we collaborated with a sea turtle rescue project; in 2012, we cleaned a giant sea cave and made a short film, and 2013 was a collaboration between Drifters and Greek archaeologic project A.Sho.Re. and we made 2 more short films.
Drifter’s Project methodology is to approach the sites as a forensic scientist, examining and documenting the deposition as it lay, collecting and identifying the evidence of the crime.
2014 announces the collaboration with Plastic Pollution Coalition!! For Plastic Free Island, we will be creating a template of social & artistic engagement. We are creating a international team of 40 students from Greece, Australia and the US:
- to engage the local communities in plastic reduction
- study forensic evidence of plastic pollution and remove it from sea caves and on beaches
- create large-scale public art to expose the problem
- create re-design alternatives to plastic for local businesses
We begin on one island, removing plastic pollution, making art, and engaging the local community. Help us create the template for a sustainable future, one island at a time.