Growing plastic coral reefs is an air responsive and interactive installation made of recycled EPE (Expanded polyethylene) fruit net foam from local Asian markets and local plastic recycling centers. 

Inspired by the beautiful provocation and relational aesthetics in contemporary art, Growing plastic coral reefs aims to facilitate the sensibility that the plastic pollution has caused the death of large numbers of coral in the ocean. And it is urgent for us to reduce plastic pollution in our everyday life from small steps.

Growing plastic coral reefs_Under Air (Video, duration 50s)


Millions of tons of plastic waste end up in the ocean every year. "The likelihood of disease increases from 4 percent to 89 percent when corals are in contact with plastic," researchers report in the journal Science.


The colour and shape of fruit foam are similar to real corals. The motion of fruit foam responding to air resembles activeness of coral in the ocean.



weaving, knotting, intersecting, deconstructing, gluing, cutting



Growing plastic coral reefs (Video, duration 40s)


Top view, 120cm X 80cm