In a terrifying example of the horrors that can result from rampant consumerism and a disregard for its consequences, a giant monster formed from the debris of untold thousands of plastic bags and cups in the Slovenian city of Ljubljana
With tentacles reaching deep into the heart of the city, authorities fear for the worst. Scientists are working around the clock to understand how this creature is able to assimilate debris into it's body. As the supply of post consumer rubbish is nearly endless, there is no way of knowing how large the monster may become, or how quickly it will grow.
Here is an excerpt from the website of The Miha Artnak, rumored to have played a role in the monster's creation:
"Together with Ekologi Brez Meja (ocistimo.si), Lukatarina and Eco Vitae we collected 40.000 used plastic bags and 7.500 used plastic cups from 12 kindergartens, 21 primary schools, 4 high schools and 3 faculties from the city of Ljubljana (Slovenia) and from more than 500 people from Ljubljana.
Plastic Bag Monster from Kongresni trg spreads its plastic tentacles through the streets of Ljubljana. It symbolizes the spreading of the consumerism and waste segregation. The monster itself has adjusted to the environment and therefore survived. It is supplanting us from the food chain. It just might succeed and it’s all up to us. It is reproducing with inconceivable speed and knows no mercy. It feeds on individuals’ sloth and irresponsibility.
The Miha Artnak
Lovka na lovce (The Tackle of the Tentacle)
Photos and quoted text from The Miha Artnak site. Thanks to The Wooster Collective for sharing this story