Waves VII

Thomas Schlereth - Germany

The Waves series deals with a phenomenon that occurs at the end of winter and characterizes parts of the landscape. Fields covered and protected by plastic tarpaulins that allow a wide variety of fruit and vegetables to ripen faster and earlier. This type of cultivation is now highly specialized and works with black and white reversible film and film tunnels above it, which represents a great effort; however, the final yield justifies these efforts. However, disposal seems to be a major problem, as the plastic tarpaulins that are no longer needed are not always disposed of properly. In some cases, they are simply plowed under, leaving them irretrievably in the ground and creating a heavy burden. Plastic shreds are blown away, plastic residues in the soil inhibit plant growth or affect the reproduction of soil organisms. Studies now assume that arable soil contains many times more microplastics than the huge mountains of plastic in the oceans. Even if these covers cannot be denied a certain aesthetic appeal - they sometimes look like an original part of the landscape, like water or waves - they are an example of what we are doing to ourselves and the environment.


Dane pracy

Fotografia - Cyfrowa
Wymiary pracy - S 89 | W 74 | G 3
Utworzony 5 maj 2022

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