'Competitive Plastics is an embarrassment of riches; it wilfully presents as 'too much'. In today's world, excessive production and consumption frame our lives, and our cognitive processes strain to filter insanely competitive stimuli. Darragh's exhibition laments cycles of over-extraction and over-production that endanger our global ecosystems, while readily acknowledging our complicity in these cycles. We just keep making and consuming.'
Judy Darragh: Competitive Plastics was published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name at Objectspace, 2021, and curated by Heather Galbraith.
Competitive Plastics is part of Objectspace's programme partnership with Ōtautahi public gallery CoCA Toi Moroki Centre of Contemporary Art which sees the organisations work together to develop and present exhibitions throughout 2021.