Cora de Lang
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First Name
Last Name
de Lang
Which of the following best describe you?
Painter, Professional Creative, Sculptor, Other
How often are you the first among your friends to try something new?
All the time
What do you want people to know most about you?
creativity in everyday life and way of interaction with different cultures-
I am an inter-cultural nomad
What is your website address?
How did you hear about Brooklyn Art Project?
through an artist friend

AGUA (Water) - In the supermarket a large ISLAND of water containers catches my eyes, one stands close to the other like a threatened army. This sensation I took home in the morning. Returning to the super market in the afternoon the island had melted away; in the space now threatened to become entirely empty busy employees struggled to set up a new island - of new water bottles against the odds of a permanent grasp of hands to snatch bottles away as soon as they were nicely placed. The same occurred day after day, because water is no longer a commodity flowing in rivers, being drawn out of fountains or of water tabs. Our minds were conditioned about in what kind of containers one can expect pure water: in plastic bottles! Me too bought the large water bottles. When I was ready to drop the empty shells in the recycling container I realized I could transform them by alienation from their normal disposal fate. My art work is done with the recollected and transformed large water containers bought over the time of 2 months while in Spain. In wanted to stop at least for a while the recycling process and use the break for an artistic expression by modifying this plastic for water into plastic for art, changing a totally utilitarian object into a subversive proposal: No more water would wet their surface, no more suggestion that this is an icon of modern hydration and in the same time a fancy accessory. Once cuts, and structure come into this plastic world the viewer is challenged to re-evaluate and re-consider his conviction about pure water containers, he is invited to join in for a journey of aesthetics twisted by awareness or vice versa. In the big two oceans of this planet (Atlantic and Pacific) there are so called Trash Islands that are continuously growing, a slow moving gyre of ten million miles square, almost twice the size of the USA and bigger than Africa! I am talking of disposed water bottles and other plastic that would need an estimated time of 450 years to disintegrate. This ,however, wouldnt mean that it will disappear, it remains as plastic polymers and eventually yield individual molecules of plastic too tough for any organics to digest. I realize how difficult it is to move against the current. How can we stop all this craziness that is killing our waters and species? If we go on doing this, we will all become plastic beings and maybe one day somebody will recycle us too.

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At 7:17am on June 6, 2013, Anthony // Brooklyn Art Project said…

Hi Cora, we contact the selected artist when they've been chosen for a feature. Thanks for being a BAP member and best of luck to you! :)

At 7:26am on February 18, 2010, Mirta gave Cora de Lang a gift
Corita a big hug!!
At 3:56pm on February 16, 2010, niki hare said…
Hola Cora, so lovely to see you here!! You look so radiant in your photo. Love your words about Agua, wish I knew an answer.
At 1:29pm on February 16, 2010, Louise Gains said…
Hi Cora are right I must set up a link to the many sites to monitor!!!! all the best, Louise
At 12:34pm on February 16, 2010, mike hinc said…
At 9:13am on February 08, 2010, Mirta gave Cora de Lang a gift
At 7:34pm on February 6, 2010, nancy said…
Excelente!!!la mùsica tambièn, me pone la piel de gallina. buen trabajo
At 7:31pm on February 6, 2010, nancy said…
Que bueno poder comunicarme contigo, estoy realizando arte digital, trabajo la gran mayoria con photoshop, soy fotògrafa y docente , ahora estoy en un emprendimiento de diseño de bolsos marroquineria,.
Quisiera publicar en mi blogs video de tus trabajo Agua 2010, me gustan mucho.
Te invito a que te unas a seguramente te va a encantar!!


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