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The Media Line: Israeli Artist Turns Plastic Pollution Into Giant Earth Installation (Video)

Israeli Artist Turns Plastic Pollution Into Giant Earth Installation (Video Report) 

Beverly Barkat addresses global scourge of litter in Earth Poetica, slated to be exhibited in Jerusalem and New York 

By Maya Margit/The Media Line 

Jerusalem-based artist Beverly Barkat has found a creative way to tackle the prickly problem of plastic pollution. 

In her large-scale installation Earth Poetica, Barkat transformed plastic waste into a huge globe representing the Earth and its continents. 

Earth Poetica is slated to be exhibited at the Gottesman Family Israel Aquarium in Jerusalem beginning on Feb. 6 and will remain on display for six months. It will then be shown in other cities around the world, before ending its journey at the new World Trade Center complex in New York. 

The Media Line’s Maya Margit spoke with Barkat about her upcoming exhibitions in Jerusalem and New York. 

 

Video: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R87yt1UnB4A 

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