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Water Filtration Meets Fine Art at Venice Biennale

The room-sized installation's title, "Plan B ," seems perhaps to refer to some kind of environmental backup plan. Though Erkmen has not specifically called the site-specific piece a work of environmental art , some of her public statements support that interpretation. (Erkmen declined to be interviewed by Treehugger due to her busy teaching and travel schedule.) Though she told Deutsche Bank's ArtMag that "the installation isn't supposed to fulfill a purpose; it should exist entirely without reason," she also made a point to note that she had recently spotted "a study on sustainability titled Plan B" in a bookstore. Purification Plants Used For Disaster Relief "The 'Plan B' project also criticizes enthusiasm for unsustainable and short-term changes in the complicated systems and structures that surround us," Erkmen said at an Istanbul press conference introducing the proje...

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