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155 crocheted plastics bags, 3D-printed PLA buckles, readymade details_12” x 6” x 18”_2015

Filmpack is a backpack made from 155 plastic bags, readymade details, and 3D printed buckles from compostable PLA plastic. The bag took 127 hours to crochet, and now operates as a functional sculpture that the artist wears and carries in her daily life. Haftner learned how to crochet plastic bags when she was young from her grandmother, Ruby Simons, who uses the method to produce strong, multipurpose tote bags. Filmpack was made to replace a failing object with a sculpture, and to employ Michael Helms’ notion of agathonic design as a means of refuting planned obsolescence.

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