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Maria Arceo’s Future Dust

1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017


Various Riverside locations



Plastic pollution is a timely, global environmental issue affecting the Thames, waterways and oceans. The World Economic Forum has predicted there will be more plastic than fish in the sea in weight by 2050.

Artist Maria Arceo will highlight this in Future Dust, a large-scale artwork responding to the sheer scale of plastic litter that is being deposited into the Thames. The installation will tour to different riverside locations across London and will be illuminated at dusk by Dutch interactive light artist Tim Scheffer.

The piece invites the viewer to question their perception of the environmental impact of plastic, whilst challenging Londoners towards a more sustainable future.

For the last year, Arceo has been collecting plastic from over forty beaches along the tidal Thames down to the Estuary.

Arceo’s work builds on a deep-rooted fascination for both archaeology and oceanography. Her passion for water led her to seek human footprints on all kinds of aquatic environments.

Locations and dates

  • Fri 1 Sep, 11am – 11pm – Potters Fields Park, SE1 2AA
  • Sun 3 – Wed 6 Sep, 11am – 11pm – Oxo Tower Courtyard, Bargehouse Street, SE1 9PH
  • Fri 8 – Wed 13 Sep, 11am – 11pm – St. Katharine Docks, St. Katharine Marina, 50 St. Katharine’s Way, E1W 1LA
  • Fri 15 – Wed 20 Sep, 11am – 11pm – Watermans, 40 High St, Brentford, TW8 0DS
  • Fri 22 – Sat 30 Sep, 11am – 11pm – Canary Wharf, adjacent to Canary Wharf Pier, E14 8RR


1 Sep 2017
30 Sep 2017
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Various Riverside locations
London, United Kingdom