The fountains are either monuments to water, or by it's absence, a memorial.Many water were collected in 2021, among France to... Read More
The fountains are either monuments to water, or by it's absence, a memorial.
Many water were collected in 2021, among France to be exhibited together in a secular monument.
While working on this project (Wherever River project), to collect the waters that I was going to include into sculptures, I worked with the archive maps of the French National Geographic Institute.
Among the designated fountains and springs, it was inevitable to find sleeping springs, and buried fountains.
This sculpture is built on its emptiness, to contain the memory of the sites where the course of the water is extinguished.
The bricks/bottles are empty there, held in a fragile balance, only a material remains on the surface of the glass, a vestige of an old liquid.
The oak-carved trough, dry but waxed, has the brilliance of water. The sculpture is in a tense visual balance, as this monument places itself on the side of life, a shelter for what is fragile