Martina dal Brollo

Polarized View

“Polarized view” is the product of Martina dal Brollo’s research on plastic pollution. Though we hear much about this problem, actually changing our ways of producing and using plastic is a slow process. Driving this point home, the installation is entirely made up of discarded plastic, collected during “waste walks” in Groningen. In the installation, a rotating polarization filter reveals the internal stresses of the materials (a phenomenon called photoelasticity); the resulting colors and patterns are then amplified and projected, enveloping the space. Notably, these structural “stresses” are not merely an analogy; rather, the physicality of plastic is revealed at the base of a broad environmental, economic and aesthetic problem.

Martina graduated from the Frank Mohr Institute with a Master’s degree in MADtech: Media, Art, Design and Technology. Previously, she graduated from the Fine Art Academy of Barcelona and spent a short work period in Beijing.