Disposable Permanence is a mixed-media installation project made primarily from bamboo, discarded plastic waste, LED lights and old bicycle parts commissioned by the Pure Grenada Music Festival. It was a part of the first inaguarl festival 5th-10th April 2016.
This abstract large-scale art piece consists of seven (7) free standing trees built from the bamboo on metal rebar, exploding from the inside, with waste gathered from beaches, households, roadsides and events - symbolic of the volume and forms of waste we produce daily. Festival-goers were able to walk through these bamboo forms and interact with the installation by pedaling on bicycles, channeling solar power into the colored lights of each tree.
Disposable Permanence expresses the spirit of the Green Charter of the Pure Grenada Music Festival, which recognises that sustainable resolutions to environmental issues can be produced through culture. The art project is an exploration of a global culture of waste which individually, we think of as being disposable. Yet our waste travels and accumulates, in often harmful ways.
Disposable Permanence is a collaborative effort led by Grenadian contemporary artist, Malaika Brooks-Smith-Lowe, with the support of Bamboo Craftsman Terry Moore and Mechanical Engineer Earl Roberts.