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A short film about crafting objects at sea, in the past with whale’s teeth and the future with caught plastic melted with a machine harnessing the sun.
Gyrecraft is an exploration into maritime crafts which exists in every coastal or island culture around the world each with its own unique identity, utilising what the sea provides. Many of these crafts took place onboard boats during long voyages as a way of making vital repairs or passing the time at sea.
Studio Swine went on a journey of 1000 nautical miles collecting plastic on the way from Azores to the Canaries through the North Atlantic Gyre with the Solar Extruder; a machine they designed and built which melts and extrudes sea plastic using the Sun. A special thank you to Pangea Exploration for their kind support: https://panexplore.com/
Concept & Design: Alexander Groves & Azusa Murakami
Solar Extruder design & development: Andrew Friend
Director / Camera: Petr Krejč
These Glittery Sculptures are Made from Pieces of Plastic Sea Garbage
This latest eco-friendly art collection titled Gyrecraft used "1000 nautical miles of sea trash." The collection is comprised of numerous lavish-looking art pieces. The incredible duo has completely transformed pieces of garbage into mesmerizing oceanic decor.
The trash was collected during an excursion from the Azores to the Canaries. The duo hit five major ocean gyres on this adventure. Through the use of the duo's self-made Solar Extruder, each piece of sea garbage was melted down and printed into layers of plastic sheets. This process ensures that each piece of plastic is used and that every sheet creates a one-of-a-kind pattern that is impossible to replicate.