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The Plastic Bag Store

Sunday, January 29, 2023
6:00-7:00 PM
First floor of the 777 building! Off Campus Location
This custom-built public art installation and immersive film experience uses humor, craft, and a critical lens to question our culture of consumption and convenience — specifically, the enduring effects of our single-use plastics.

Shelves are stocked with thousands of original grocery items meticulously sculpted by hand, all made from discarded single-use plastics organically harvested from streets and garbage dumps. Several times a day, the store transforms into an immersive, dynamic stage for a film in which inventive puppetry, shadow play, and intricate handmade sets tell the darkly comedic and sometimes tender story of how the overabundance of plastic waste we leave behind might be misinterpreted by future generations — and how what we value least may become our most lasting cultural legacy.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: 777 Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI
Cost: $30 general admission; $12 for students (+ fees)
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Event Type: Performance
Tags: Activism, american culture, art, art and design, artists, artists and curators, Climate Change, Comedy, Community Engagement, Culture, Digital, Digital Culture, Digital Media, Discussion, environment, environmental, environmental justice, environmental policy, Ethics, Family, Multidisciplinary Design, performance, Social Impact, Storytelling, Sustainability, UMMA, UMS, Visual Arts
Source: Happening @ Michigan from University Musical Society*, The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA), Graham Sustainability Institute, Arts Initiative
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