Manifesting utopia
(A
fter 'a corda do Círio') | 2010-2011

Drawing inspiration from the 350-meter long rope used during the procession of the Círio de Nazaré in Belém, Kierulf is currently braiding a rope of the same length but made from plastic shopping bags. Door-to-door collection of the bags has given the artist the opportunity to discuss with citizens the importance of reducing the use of plastic bags, and other ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle. As of today, 137 meters has been braided.

Special thanks to Elaine Arruda

 

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