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Plastic Swim

Plastic Pool, Site Specific Installation, Dimensions Variable

(available in VR  for the HTC Vive, and AR for iOS devices)

Plastic Swim is an interactive XR experience and pool of plastic waste consumed by the artist and her family in one year. The experience reflects the impact of our throw away culture on our waterways.

Plastic Swim is often installed with Plastic Pool which is an installation of shard-like cut shapes cut from plastic bags.  The plastic bags are sourced from packaging waste that the artist has personally accumulated.  The work is a commentary on our throw away culture and a call to consider the environmental toll of plastics. The title references backyard parties but the incredibly dense accumulation of the materials draws upon imagery of the North Atlantic garbage patch. The artwork has a static energy that holds the fragments in place, but when the viewer interacts with the piece, tiny pieces may cling to them- an unexpected plastic takeaway that will outlast us. The installation is site-specific, becoming small puddles, lakes, and streams – a reminder that plastic is everywhere. 

Plastic Swim, XR Experience, 7 min.

Photo credit for Micro Plastic Pool, Ante Mag

Photo Credit for Plastic Lakes, Chikara Yoneyama

Photo Credit for Plastic Island, Craig Coleman

Starr created Plastic Swim at the Technology, Engineering, Art and Music (TEAM) Lab at Harvestworks in Manhattan, studying under Independent Programmer, Danielle McPhatter. 

To experience Plastic Swim as an AR experience please visit the iOS App Store Store

To view a 360 recording of the Plastic Swim VR experience on your smart phone (works with Google Cardboard or VR glasses) visit this link on your mobile device:

To experience Plastic Swim on your PC with your HTC VIVE please download these files: 

Plastic Swim Files

Privacy Policy for the AR experience – the Plastic Swim App:


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