Because if bipedalism, the production of tools, laughter and self-awareness are no longer the very essence of man it is to be sought elsewhere.
The very essence of man is no doubt his phenomenal ability to self-destruct, to develop gimmicks, useless and unlikely rubbish.
Plastic is everywhere, multiples are the norm in everyday life as in contemporary art. In everyday objects, I look for hidden shapes – both animal and anthropomorphic – that anonymous designers had in mind; light was particularly revealing.
To award plastic its rightful place – namely the 5th element (the 6th in Asia) – I persisted in particular with polyethylene containers and traffic cones, two widely distributed icons.