From Sunshades to Upcycling Art at Beder School

It is a student ideas competition, which later became the basis for the title of the work. Photo: Kasper Hornbæk

Stoko Plast in Lem focuses on recycling leftovers from their production. From time to time, acrylic sheets occur that cannot be used for their original purpose due to small defects in the form of air bubbles in the surface.

Stoko Plast are members of THE UPCYCL and have their leftover materials promoted in our material exchange. Our other member Ida Marie Lebech saw the acrylic sheets and quickly ordered material for testing and prototyping. 

It worked perfectly and the site-specific artwork for Beder School could be created. After a puzzle and millimetre-precise installation, the artwork is now installed to the delight of children, teachers and other visitors to the school.

The circulating acrylic's small air bubbles on the surface also tell the story of the material's previous intended use and its journey from industrial production to artwork.

The work deals with the relationship of the layers to each other and will figuratively also refer to the layers of the school's architecture and culture.
Ida Marie Lebech
Photo: Kasper Hornbæk
Photo: Kasper Hornbæk
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