Our Water, Our Place

Posted: March 23, 2015 by Mo Crow in art exhibitions, It's Crow Time
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Our-Water-Our-PlaceOur Water, Our Place just opened at One Central Park Level One
by Andrew Tovey, Brooklyn Sulaeman, Rebecca Anderson
curated by HotHouse
jars of water from the general public
Our-Water-detailmy jar is in the front second from the left, we couldn’t find Rod’s
Congwong‘Congwong’ by Katherine Norman and Thierry Lacoste
more than 10,000 plastic pieces were gathered from Congwong beach over a period of six months
Congwong-detail-2conwong-detail-3a disturbingly alluring work
Plastic-EcologyGreat-Pacific-Garbage-PatchPumex-levisKindergratus-abandoniignoble-ignitiousTobacco-ubiquitousthere’s more images and info here

Comments
  1. dinahmow says:

    What a grubby lot we are! 😦

  2. The beach where I live is relatively clear but each piece I pick up makes me sad . . . or angry . . . or both.

  3. Carol says:

    “Congwong” is beautiful! How dreadful to say that, but is as you said, disturbingly alluring! It’s all in the presentation of course, and “Plastic Ecology”, although similar in material, shows itself to be more unappealing. I spend hours picking up rubbish on the beach and so I really appreciate this exhibition. The water bottles look interesting with their messages. I imagine you could spend a long time there, reading. Oh, Mo, we have so much to do…

  4. Heather says:

    I’m always picking up plastic from our beaches here. So distressing! The art show looks amazing – hope it has a positive impact.

  5. Liz says:

    Water … it is very much the topic of conversation here as drought persists and population booms. As we drive through the Hill Country there are signs identifying the aquifer recharge zones. The supply is pretty tenuous.

    And plastic … the Congwong piece reminds me of my cousin’s art installations … you can see her work here: http://www.portiamunson.com

  6. handstories says:

    amazing, brilliant and awful all at once. thank you for sharing about this.

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