Exploring Bioplastics as Art Materials

November 30, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Join BMAC’s 2023 Climate Change Artist in Residence, Lia Rothstein, for a discussion about her experiments and discoveries in using bioplastics as art materials. Bioplastics are plastic-like materials derived from biological substances rather than petroleum. Rothstein will explain her processes, answer questions, and discuss how artists can work with sustainable and non-polluting materials to achieve their artistic visions.

In 2012, Lia Rothstein was an artist in residence at the Baer Art Center in Hofsos, Iceland. She traveled around the country and observed firsthand its diminishing glaciers, which heightened her awareness of the effects of climate change on our environment. Rothstein’s search for biodegradable materials with sculptural potential led her to experiment with bioplastics. As the BMAC Climate Change Artist in Residence, Rothstein has worked with bioplastics made from agar (seaweed), gelatin, cassava, and tapioca. She has given workshops and talks, visited schools, and connected with other artists and researchers who focus their work on climate change.

This event will take place via Zoom and Facebook Live.

To register to watch via Zoom click here or call 802-257-0124 x101
Watch on Facebook Live 


Lia Rothstein’s Reading List