I declare the plastic debris of the oceans

by Arne Rautenberg


I declare the plastic debris of the oceans

I declare the plastic debris of the oceans

to be art

and so I thank the tides

I thank the movement of the waves

I thank the uv light

for the degradation

the multiplication

of my art

I thank the many residents of the oceans

I thank the plankton

for embodying my art

for the fact that having made its way into the food chain

everyone can take part in it

I thank the washing machines

for flushing fibres of fleece

and other synthetic fabrics

into the outflow pipe and thus into my art

I thank the currents

the great ocean gyres

especially the north pacific central gyre

for the swirling density of my art

for the fact that it is available in quantities

of many millions per square kilometre that in total

a hundred million tons of my art

is in circulation throughout the oceans I am grateful

for the fact that I am an artist who

is able to reach every continent