On the Banks of the Gowanus (2011)
Aron Louis Cohen
Materials foraged from Gowanus, Video (13:00)
5’ x 4” x 4”
Waiting for a bite and moving slowly, on fish time, that is the thing. Whether the bobber ever moves does not matter. I endeavor to stay for a few hours at the water’s edge in a different sense of being than our daily lives. This is what attracts me to the pursuit. I wonder how others use this mass of water. Does water time and fish time not affect them, as it affects me? Isn’t our idealization of nature wrapped up in what it does to us? Does the soul not suffer from too little exposure? We look at this place as ruined, but as it exists, It forever remains a place of nature.