In an interview with K-MAG, Luis Cediel and Abelardo Bethencourt talk about the construction and dismantling of the Plastic Museum, the message behind it, and the extent to which plastics act as allies in the fight against climate change.
A few weeks ago, you opened the world's first Plastic Museum. What can one imagine by that?
Luis Cediel & Abelardo Bethencourt: It was a campaign with unsuspected forms, it was born as a physical and real museum, in front of the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid, dedicated to plastic and showing everything related to health and technological innovation.
But this museum not only surprised and generated content due to the important uses of plastic. What made it unique is that it was entirely built with different types of plastic: floors, walls, doors and ceilings were made entirely of this material. Plastics that, in addition to being modern were sustainable and recyclable.
On May 17, World Recycling Day, the museum was dismantled piece by piece to recycle them entirely. After documenting and accompanying this entire process, we presented the second part of the campaign, in which the parts of the museum would continue to live recycled, turned into new objects.