BENEFICIAL BACTERIA MILK PLASTIC

Variety of polymers made from beneficial bacteria milk.

I was a September 2019 fellow at the Vermont Studio Center, where I spent a month delving deep into the alchemy of transforming milk into a polymer. I am interested in using this as a material for an interactive sculpture, an exoskeleton that protects and heals one’s body, made from milk that is saturated with beneficial bacteria and raw silk dyed with medicinal plants.

During my month of research, I was able to come up with dozens of possibilities for the potential of the material, including breaking it down and re-constituting it into different shapes. Recycling the beneficial bacteria milk plastic had been discovered by week two!

I have an ever-growing library of recipes and applications for milk plastic and am making a detailed digital archive of the material transformation process.

Selection of Beneficial Bacteria Milk Plastic
September 2019
Variety of Polymers made from fermented milk saturated with beneficial bacteria
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Selection of Beneficial Bacteria Milk Plastic
September 2019
Variety of Polymers made from fermented milk saturated with beneficial bacteria
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Beneficial Bacteria Milk Plastic Laboratory
September 2019
D.I.Y. Laboratory setup for making beneficial bacteria milk plastic
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Beneficial Bacteria Milk Plastic Library
September 2019
Samples of a variety of methods of turning beneficial bacteria milk into a polymer accompanied by detailed notes
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Beneficial Bacteria Milk Plastic Library
September 2019
Samples of a variety of methods of turning beneficial bacteria milk into a polymer accompanied by detailed notes
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Beneficial Bacteria Milk Plastic Textures and Experiments
September 2019
Samples of a variety of methods of turning beneficial bacteria milk into a polymer
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Beneficial Bacteria Milk Plastic Textures and Experiments
September 2019
Samples of a variety of methods of turning beneficial bacteria milk into a polymer
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Beneficial Bacteria Milk Plastic Textures and Experiments
September 2019
Samples of a variety of methods of turning beneficial bacteria milk into a polymer
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Beneficial Bacteria Milk Plastic Textures and Experiments
September 2019
Samples of a variety of methods of turning beneficial bacteria milk into a polymer
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