The Podcast of Perpetual Plastix – Tea with Rox & Rebecca

Welcome, welcome, welcome, come in my children.

In this episode of the Podcast, we take you on a journey through a holy beacon of hope, known as the Articulate project space located on Parramatta Road in Leichhardt.

Sitting over a cuppa join us as we chat to the artist, Rox De Luca and writer and researcher, Rebecca Prince-Ruiz about creating sustainable pathways, preventing plastic wastefulness and discussing Rox’s own exhibition at the time, ‘Gleaning for Plastics, Defying Wastefulness’.

To find out more about Rox De Luca and her art, click here. To find out more about Rebecca Prince-Ruiz and her foundation ‘Plastic Free July’, click here.

I would like to thank both Rox and Rebecca for sitting down and sharing your wealth of knowledge with us and being incredibly generous with your time. I also want to thank Kim Williams as well for facilitating this dialogue and arranging the meeting, it was a huge eye-opener for both of the Sisters. Thank you to Lucas Ihlein and Kim Williams also, for assisting me throughout this entire process.

Image captured: Rox De Luca’s installation, credit Meryn Martin, 2020

Confess, be blessed… well… maybe… X

Collaborating Video & Editor: Jesse Tyssen

Come with me but don’t follow me… you are my children but I am not your Mother. She is saltwater, rain, mountain, bird, reptile, river, fish… She is soil, sky and stars… every plant, plankton & microbe… The seasons, fire, wind… She is Ancestors, our sisters & brothers, human and non-human. Do not confess & seek forgiveness from this humble servant… I too, sin. For I am Sister GlitterNullius, the personification of our collective existence hypocrisy…

Please children, do not beg absolution from Mother Nature… her existence is urgent. Build a many & far reaching spider-web around her… Simultaneously reach out to & for the many, the far & wide… stay near, slow down & hurry …

Your Friend In & Out of Plastix,

Sister GlitterNullius X

‘Gleaning for Plastix’ in conversation with Rox de Luca

On Friday the 28th of August, The Sisters of Perpetual Plastix made a voyage out to Leichhardt to visit the Articulate project space. We were visiting another protector of plastix, Rox de Luca.

Rox’s most recent exhibition ‘Gleaning for plastics, defying wastefulness’ features incredibly intricate arrangements of plastics, sourced when walking her local beach, either on Bondi or in Rose Bay.

“She collects the weather-worn fragments from the sand, and she takes them home to clean and to categorize by size, colour and shape. Then her defiant transformations occur”.  

Gleaning for plastics, defying wastefulness by Paul Allatson © 2020  

The Birth of Sister GlitterNullius…

Editor: Jesse Tyssen, 2020.

Nigh yiggun binggirribah…birin…yamba… Ngay garni yugen jagun…gudjim, gami, wadjan…jahdjam…Niugh yiggun mamirbu…ngubu…yugirbah… Gannga… wahra…dhinda-djindi…yamba…jagur, jagul, jagur, jagul, jagur, jagul, stranger…stranger…stranger…

I am glad you are here…hurry child. We have a long way to go from this place but come with me. Step forward, step with me and come. I am old and I am weary but I am strong. I am not lost. Not today…not yet…

Talk to me, tell me what burdens you in this modern plastic world? It seems to me, you are caught in a web? Keep me company while we travel and unburden yourself of your web. Confess your worries…your arrival is timely so, tell me about your entanglement with plastic…?

Sister GlitterNullius

The 7 Deadly Sins… the cure is here my children!

Welcome, welcome! Come in, it is lovely to be with you again! I have turned to our Lords’ word to bring you the cure for our plastix-waste sins! Gather in, come close my children!

Collaborating Editor: Jesse Tyssen, 2020.

Acedia: Work for the good of others my children, lest thee be thrown into snake pits!

Luxuria: Chastity, self-control and using that wicked energy for the good of others… else be smothered in fire and brimstone!

Gula: My children, you need temperance and the desire to be healthy, that you are fit to serve others… or eat you shall! You will be force fed rats, toads and snakes thence be cured of your plastic gluttony!

Superbia: Remove your ego and boastfulness as it were a rotting tooth! Humility and service before self or you choose to be broken on the wheel, my children please…!

Avarita: My children, the cure for your greed, as it has been written is simple: sharing not hoarding, others before self and charity. Should you not find these within, be boiled alive in oil!

Wrath: Patience, empathy and compassion will save thee from a living dismemberment.

Tristita: Your cure is living with the desire to help others, kindness and be content with what you have. Children, if this you cannot house then freezing water until you are dead will be thou punishment.

Until next time, keep the faith and remain the faithful. Be guided and be kind how you step...

Your Friend in & out of Plastix,

Sister GlitterNullius

Plastic Penance with HRH MC Nannarchy

In part two of The Podcast of Perpetual Plastix, Sister Ninny Nurdles sits down with the one and only HRH MC Nannarchy (or Nanna for short).

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HRH MC Nannarchy is aided and abetted by her granddaughter Helen Ramoutsaki. Dr Ramoutsaki is an Adjunct Research Associate with the Creative Ecologies Research Theme at The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Queensland, Australia.

… How much can one Mother Earth take before the wound is too deep?…

Going Home, 2020, Collaborating Editor: Riley Jones.

As the plastix hits, I weep for us all my children. Please come sit by me… Hold my hand a while…? My heart is wounded and laden. I pray I am not losing faith but I feel an indescribable pull…

As the plastic hits, I feel different… Where can one nun start or finish…? Let’s play a game! How many plastic items can you see in front of you? Behind you? Beside you? Above or under you? On you… In you…?

PLASTICFREEBIENNALE.SYDNEY BLISTER PACK POLYESTER DOONAS POUFFES TISSUE BOX WITH PLASTIC COVER KIDS GAMES PASS THE PIGS PLASTIC BOXES BINDER FOLDERS FOR RECIPES LP RECORDS PUZZLE WITH PLASTIC INSERT HOLDING ALL THE ZIPLOC BAGS TAGS FROM A HOTEL PLASTIC GLASSES PLASTIC CONTAINER FILLED WITH BIKE LIGHT PLUGGED INTO PLASTIC USB WITH PLASTIC COMPONENTS ON THE PLASTIC CAKE BOX SYNTHETIC PAINT BRUSH BUCKETS BREAD BOX MADE OUT OF PLASTIC SCREEN MOUSE PLASTIC CABLES STORAGE WATER BOTTLE POWER ADAPTER SHRINK DRIVERS LICENCE MEDICARE CARD $100 NOTE TRIPOD KNOBS ON ADJUSTABLE CHAIR BINDER MAGAZINE RACKS PLASTIC A4 SHEETS TRAY DRAWERS PLASTIC HANDLE OF INK ROLLER ENGRAVING TOOL CASE PLASTIC STAPLER PLASTICFREEBIENNALE.SYDNEY COVERS PLASTIC TRACING PAPER HIGHLIGHTER CORFLUTE PLASTIC MANILA ENVELOPES BLIND AND STRING TO MAKE GO UP-AND-….

Your Friend in & out of plastix…

Sister GlitterNullius. X

Plastix into Blak…

Collaborating Editor: Riley Jones, 2020.

Hello my children! Come in my dears! I have a little plastix question I’d like to put to you… when the plastix madness is over, what will be left? I heard said…’plastic doesn’t go extinct’… what do you think?…

In these times troubled times and depending upon how you view the world, these are always troubled times… If we cannot install decolonised equity, bring peace and cause healing amongst humans, what hope is there for our non-human brothers and sisters who are dependent upon us for their survival… If our four lords of capitalism, consumerism, colonialism and Catholicism continue to reign… What will be left?… Do you think the micro-plastix will be lonely without us?

Your friend In & Out of Plastix!

Sister GlitterNullius! X

Industrial Plastix: Whose sin is it anyway…?

Collaborating Editor: Jesse Tyssen, 2020.

Welcome ! Welcome! Sister GlitterNullius reporting to you! I’ve been out and about investigating where we might find some absolution for our plastic-waste sins and whether it really is a matter of individuals’ digressions or is a higher power calling the shots?

Perhaps my children we can consider the industries that produce and feed our plastix addiction, might themselves share the responsibility? Perhaps we could reduce our plastic-waste if we changed how we manufacture? What if governments and multi-nationals had to adhere to strong environmental protection rules? Who is going to make that call? Cannot The Deadly Sins hold industry and governments accountable or do you think the problem is insurmountable?

I will leave you to ponder and pray upon these questions, because it’s all starting to feel like a dizzying plastic loop right now! It’s all such a huge complicated problem! Even the chosen faithful can begin to lose faith! This nun needs a little nip… Oh! I mean, a little nap!

Your Friend, in and out of Plastix! Four Gods forever and ever! Goodnight… Oh! I mean…Amen!

Sister GlitterNullius! X