Carboniferous

Pinar Yoldas (TR)

The connection between fossil fuels and plastics makes fossil fuels an immensely interesting subject to think about if one intends to understand two of the biggest problems of planetary health: CO2 emissions and plastics. Whereas CO2 emissions lead a large family of carbon-dioxide-related, issues global warming, acidification of the oceans, air pollution being the gravest issues, plastic pollution poses another type of threat to global ecosystems by entering the food chain as food and predator at the same time. In Carboniferous I intend to connect the dots between fossil fuel and the ancient history of plants, paleobotany and problems caused by fossil fuels.


Pinar Yoldas is an interdisciplinary designer/artist/researcher currently based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her work develops within biological sciences and digital technologies through architectural installations, kinetic sculpture, sound, video and drawing with a focus on post-humanism, eco-nihilism, anthropocene and feminist technoscience.

Her solo shows include The Warm, the Cool and the Cat at Roda Sten Konsthall (2016), Polyteknikum Museum Moscow (2015), An Ecosystem of Excess, Ernst Schering Project Space among many. Her group shows include ThingWorld, NAMOC National Art Museum of Beijing (2014); Transmediale Festival, Berlin (2014), ExoEvolution at ZKM (2015),14th Istanbul Biennial (2015), Taiwan National Museum of Fine Arts(2016). MFA, UCLA Design Media Arts.