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Substitute: animal vegetable mineral
Plastics are unusually versatile materials. As a result they can act
as substitutes in different ways for a vast range of other materials.
For example, they can imitate the appearance of other materials and
fulfil the role of other materials without necessarily resembling them.
This exhibition presents a wide range of plastics according to the
Linnaean classification of the substituted materials: animal, vegetable
and mineral, and explores some of the ensuing benefits.
Louise Dennis (Assisant Curator)