The MyPlastic project, in collaboration with MoDIP, shines a new light on this material by exploring in short film interviews the often highly personal relationship people have with plastic.

These are the plastic stories of designers, humanitarian documentary makers, scenographers, animators, monster makers, academics and astronauts. Stories of objects that are loaded with emotions, memories and meaning.

The first 15 MyPlastic films, including interviews with Jim Lovell (Apollo 13 astronaut), Joe Rush (Mutoid Waste Company), Eliza Bonham Carter (Curator and Head of Schools at the Royal Academy), Mat Hunter (Head of the Design Council), Pamela Howard (scenographer and director), Giles Duley (humanitarian photographer), Peter Lord (founder of Aardman Animations) and Stuart Semple (artist).

From a therapeutic salad spinner that whirls like a train. To a cheap garden chair that becomes a sanctuary in a burned out compound in the Congo. To a penguin deity that feeds off plankton and brews the best beer, ever. All interviews can be viewed at myplastic.modip.ac.uk

The MyPlastic project is an ongoing study and new fresh interviews will be added to the site as the project grows. A six month exhibition of the objects themselves, many lent by the individuals, opens 4th October 2013 at the Museum of Design in Plastic, at Arts University Bournemouth.

MoDiP is the only accredited museum in the UK with a focus on plastics. It is the UK’s leading resource for the study and interpretation of design in plastics.

Cinematography and editing by Elliott Trent. Produced and directed by Nadia Amura.