Open 24 Hours 
Inflatable Sculpture


Given the recent increase in ferver of protests and activism on environmental issues, spearheaded by Extinction Rebellion, and with the nature of inflatables, which are traditionally by-and-large made with plastic, we’ve decided to use waste plastic for this proposal, as using new plastic seemed unforgivable in the context, even for the sake of art.

This, in combination with the fact that Open 24 Hours strives for work that transcends the boundaries of the commercial art world, and is not afraid to tackle big and complex issues within the walls of it’s gallery. 


Using sheet plastic made from fused-together waste plastic bags from South African supermarkets, we will create large biomorphic forms that noisily and heavily jostle for space as they inflate and deflate, heaving and squashing each other like fighting walruses.

The forms represent at once the corporations that proffer the waste material – clambering as they do for the biggest share of the market – as well as the consumer – on again and off again in protest at the wasteful action they have no choice but to partake in, losing energy and momentum after a period of action, the pattern of gathering and dissapating movements becoming resembling a dance.