Plastic Matter Exhibition - University of Hertfordshire Art & Design Gallery: Spoons and Sucked Infestations

Jill Townsley (Artist)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


Plastic Matter exhibition which sadly had to close due to the pandemic. In this unique group exhibition, eight artists explore plastic's potential to become something more treasured, look at how hastily we consume and dispose of it, its environmental impact and its future role in society.

Townsley’s time-lapse video Spoons documents her installation of the same name: a pyramid-like structure of 9,273 plastic spoons and 3,091 rubber bands. The work explores the destruction of structure and form – over time, the rubber in the band perishes and the unit collapses, the whole sculpture experiences a random decay. Townsley has also “infested” the Gallery with plastic straw, sculptural interventions which draw from her recent science/art collaboration, looking at digital network systems and information flow.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputInstallation
Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2020


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  • Spoons

    Townsley, J., Stansbie, L. (ed.) & Horton, D. (ed.), 2010, Soanyway: Relaunch Issue.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

  • Plastic Spoons Rubber Bands

    Townsley, J., 1 Jan 2008, Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary. McFadden, D. R. (ed.). Museum of Arts and Design, p. 220-223 4 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

  • Spoons

    Townsley, J., 2008

    Research output: Non-textual formArtefact

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