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NY-based artist Kathy Koller's work for the DUMBO Arts Festival 2008, submitted in the Water Arts category, presented a blanket of discarded plastic wrap anchored to four cinder blocks on the shore of the East River at low tide between the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges.
As the tide moved in along the shore over the course of the late afternoon, the plastic wrap floated upon the surface of the East River shoreline, symbolizing and reminding viewers of the industrial waste materials bobbing out on the oceans surface around the world.
From the DUMBO Arts Festival 2008 Guide:
"Way out in the middle of the ocean a junkyard exists compiled of miles of non-biodegradable plastic objects, bobbing in the sea. Where did this come from? Kathy Koller’s Flow represents the starting point of trash that ends up in the doldrums of the ocean. "
DUMBO Arts Festival 2008, East River, Flow, Kathy Koller, plastic, waste, Water Arts
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Posted on 9/29/2008
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