From the outside, Washed Up Car-Go might seem like an ordinary car parked in an ordinary car park. But sidle closer and you will find it filled with the tideline of the beach, bringing the outside inside. And there’s more hidden amongst the sand…
Featuring iconic local landscapes and toy sea creatures Washed Up Car-Go is an art installation with a sense of humour. Using film, music and a lot of locally-sourced sand and pebbles, it asks us to think about plastic pollution, consumerism and the tradition of maritime art.
Washed Up Car-Go is programmed for Coastal Currents Festival by Home Live Art and is part of Season for Change, a UK-wide programme of cultural responses celebrating the environment and inspiring urgent action on climate change. It was originally commissioned for Hull UK City of Culture 2017 in partnership with The Deep.
“The wit and ingenuity Dobrowolski brings to all his work are very evident in Washed Up Car-Go, but this playfulness does nothing to detract from the seriousness of his concern with marine pollution, consumerism and the dangers of a globalised economy.”
– Derek Horton, Corridor8