Jurassic Plastic Documentary Premiere
The Story of Jurassic Plastic
Celebrate the online launch of the Jurassic Plastic documentary on YouTube! This mini-documentary, co-produced by The Japan Foundation, Sydney and ArtsPeople, introduces contemporary Japanese artist Hiroshi Fuji and ArtsPeople’s production Jurassic Plastic with Hiroshi Fuji.
Hiroshi Fuji has been an important figure in the Japanese art world for the past four decades as an artist, activist, museum director and educator. Well-known for his works that utilise discarded materials in particular plastic toys, Hiroshi Fuji’s sculptures and installations are beautiful explosions of colour that are at once playful and alarming.
ArtsPeople Director and Curator of Jurassic Plastic Kathryn Hunyor tells the ‘behind-the-scenes’ story of this participatory contemporary art experience that invites everyone to take part in the recycling and reinvention of discarded toys. Originally commissioned by the Sydney Festival (2018), it is an art-antidote to the mass-consumerism and waste plaguing contemporary society.
With its origins in Hiroshi Fuji’s community ‘toy exchange’ program that has operated across Japan for more than 20 years, Jurassic Plastic shines a light on notions of collective consumption and waste, and creates an opportunity to consider the role of plastic in our lives.