Marcia Boyajian: Indiscriminate Catch
Date(s) - October 07, 2019 - October 11, 2019
Indiscriminate Catch is a hand-crocheted netting made with approximately four thousand single-use plastic bags that seeks to foster conversations about the world-wide problem of plastic in the ocean.
Ghost nets are fishing nets that have been left or lost in the ocean by fishermen. These nets, often nearly invisible in the dim light, can be left tangled on rocky reefs or set adrift in the open sea. Ghost nets kill indiscriminately, entangling everything from sea turtles and seals to manta rays, sharks and whales, often causing a slow and painful death. I find it impossible to talk about ghost nets without talking about plastics as most ghost nets are made from a form of plastic, nylon. The volume of both macro plastics, plastic remnants visible to the human eye, and micro plastics generated by ghost nets is staggering.
This is my call to action! We all can help remove plastic from our lives and the world around us.