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
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).
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.
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-….
Come in my children! Come in plastix saints and sinners. Don’t be afraid… I have survived the plastix madness…. You can see what it has done to me and we don’t want it to happen to anyone else now, do we?
Don’t be afraid. Step in…step in, we are all plastix sinners in here. Tell me your plastix troubles, confess your plastix sins to Sister GlitterNullius or Sister Ninny Nurdles…she’s here for you too, amongst the plastix…because of the plastix… It’s all about the plastix and their off-spring…MICRO-PLASTIX! Take a seat and give us your plastic-waste sins…
Nigh yiggun Juundaal aka Sister GlitterNullius. Ngay garni yugen Bundjalung, Kannakan. Nigh Jihanny biyanny yugen Dharawal. Thankyou Kim and Lucas for the opportunity to learn here.
Come in, come in…Come with me, sit… sit child and tell me your troubles… tell me your plastic worries… Let me ask you something When is a footprint more than an impression on the sand? Tell me your impressions…?
The Sisters of Perpetual Plastix understand the dilemma and are able to empathise with you. We understand your apparent addiction to plastic versus the earth’s fight to exist. The Sisters are able to explore our intimate feelings of guilt, apathy, anger and intersect these with the nun’s sense of fun. The Sisiers offer, empathy, soothing comfort, humour and a little sting. For your plastic sins, we offer absolution (BYO container), healing ways and solution-based penances are also available, peppered with a hint of sarcasm and irony.
Come one, come all, come all saints and sinners to confess and be blessed! Until next time!
Today’s stats reveal that Australia currently has 6,713 confirmed cases of COVID-19, half of those in NSW alone. Worldwide we’re bordering on hitting 3 million positive cases, with over 206,000 deaths total, and sadly it just keeps growing.
It’s in times like these that we often doubt our sources of spirituality. Why me and my family? Why am I suffering despite being a strong person of faith?