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KUNSTSTOFF -the material of art

Kunststoff is a long term project initiated by Professor Tony Ryan, Head of Chemistry at The University of Sheffield, and Emily Green, Head of Collections, responding to issues surrounding the repurposing of redundant PVC generated during the conservation of the artwork ‘Graduation’ by artist Diana Springall,
Inspired by Tonys discourse of his ‘Hope’ for what he calls ‘Orphan’ plastics, and his enthusiastic aspirations for a future potential transformation, Anthony conceived and created the Chysalis, aka Kunststoff.

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