Styropor® in the art scene
"I look at things we buy and throw away every day and try to put them in a whole new context," is how American artist Michael Salter describes the idea behind his oversized robots made from used Styropor® packaging. He calls his impressive works of art "Styrobots", which are exhibited worldwide in the USA, China and also Germany. As part of the anniversary of our material of the century, Styropor®, we will be presenting international artists who use Styropor® as a material during the course of the year. In our first interview, you can find out how a seven-metre-high robot is made of Styropor®, what role Star Wars played in the brainstorming process and how Michael Salter managed to cooperate with cities to obtain used packaging material.