A synthetic layer pervades through our everyday life. It covers stage floors, shines in museums, and moves on conveyor belts. Worn-out at the surface, it crawls into deeper layers of the earth. The Plastic Archive commemorates the end of an era and celebrates its profane protagonists. You enter an Archive of the Present. It assembles industrially produced objects from the inventory of the performance platform Rotterdam Presenta, documents their everyday use, and their rise to become pieces of art. Welcome!