Erik Peters

… considered the impact of micro-plastics on our future coral reefs and created a new reef from 3D printed clay.

Erik Peters is a visual artist with roots in Twente. He is interested in the influence humans have on their natural environment: his research therefore revolved around the coral reef of the future. How does (micro)plastic affect these reefs? And what will those future fossils look like?

He worked with skeletons that were scanned, rendered as 3D models and then 3D printed in clay. Similarly, he explored how technology mediates how we perceive our environment

Erik is conducting this project within the Maakplaatsen, at Tetem, in collaboration with AKI (ArteZ), University of Twente and Theater Sonnevanck.