Jeremy Schipper

Beach Bodies Pt 2:
The Plastieocene 

Beach Bodies aims to illustrate the leaky boundaries between what we consider “natural” and “manmade” landscapes.

It uses the recorded history of Ulksen (Wreck) Beach in Vancouver --North America’s largest nude beach -- in which industrial processes gave rise to artifical land.

Building upon this history, a story of the future of Ulksen Beach was written as parable in which forces from nature and humans alike coalesce to form an entirely new landscape born from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch; an existing field of micro-plastics floating in the ocean’s mass.

Part 2 of the project consisted of combining 3D scans from the beach with artificially modelled land masses, creating a hybridized science fiction / speculative fabulation.