Kresek: Daily Life of Plastic Bags
by Cynthia Delaney Suwito
Some may like plastic bags for their convenience, while others may dislike them for polluting the environment. Regardless of anyone’s stance, the plastic bag as an object is just something that passes through our lives.
Kresek is the rustling of plastic bags in Bahasa Indonesia. It is also the title of this light-hearted wordless comic, revolving around the little movements of the plastic bag.
This book offers a fresh perspective of the plastic bag by giving the common object a face and a personality. Following the earthly adventures of the plastic bag, this book invites people to give the plastic bag more thought, connecting to it and examining its place in today’s cultures. When we have hopefully passed the plastic bag obsession in the future, this book will be a reminder of a behaviour that we once had.
About the Author
Exploring the curiosities and subtleties of daily life and experience of time are important to Cynthia Delaney Suwito’s practice as an artist. Her work distill the complexity of the meanings we attach to everyday materials, situations and behaviours into a poetic simplicity that is relatable and engaging. it is her hope that through her work, people can slow down and reflect, seeing daily things with a different perspective and forming new approaches of thinking. Indonesian-born and Singapore-based, Cynthia have exhibited in Singapore and Indonesia, was features in the 2017 Forbes 30 under 30 Asia in the arts and on BBC Asia and Channel News Asia.
Publication date: 20 November 2021
Format: Paperback 280mm x 216 mm
Pages: 54 pp