Michael Fliri (1978, Zuid-Tirol)
Artworks by this artist
Early One Morning with Time to Waste, 2007
Despite modest attempts at recycling, there are still tons of plastic floating around on our oceans. Michael Fliri (b. 1978, South Tirol) went to work with that residual waste and built a boat with hundreds of PET bottles. We see him swimming around aimlessly in the sea, tugging the boat along behind him. He makes a clumsy attempt at fishing, but when he finally gets one, he just throws it back in the water. He seems to want to warn the world: where there is smoke there is fire.