THE PLASTIC BAG STORE by artist Robin Frohardt, is a performance and installation that takes place in a city storefront resembling a grocery store. But this is no ordinary store, all of the products that line the sheloves are just plastic bags. There are bottles of bags, cans of bags, boxes of bags, and of course bags of bags, each product an original design, made from discarded plastic stuffed inside other discarded plastic, creating an endless cacophony of packaging.
At night this store comes to life with live performers, dynamic sets, hidden worlds and inventive puppetry to tell a darkly comedic, sometimes tender story that explores how the hordes of plastic refuse we are leaving behind might be misinterpreted by future generations. THE PLASTIC BAG STORE is a tragic-comic ode to the foreverness of plastic.
With the support of the Guggenheim Foundation, Creative Capital, Olson Kundig, The Jim Henson Foundation and the University of North Carolina, THE PLASTIC BAG STORE will premiere in September of 2018 at the Current Art Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.