Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:Video Networks, BAVC, Volume 9, Issue 3, San Francisco, CA (1985)
Despite having names of Greek shepherds (polystyrene, polyvinyl, polyethylene), plastic, is in essence the stuff of alchemy.... It is less a thing than the trace of a movement .... In the hierarchy of major poetic substances, it figures as a disgraced material, lost between the effusiveness of rubber and the flat hardness of metal...
Roland Barthes, Mythologies.