The artwork consists of a ready-made dome, made of white pentagonal and hexagonal fibreglass panels, that was originally designed by Einar Thorsteinn for use in the exploitation of geothermal energy in Iceland. The work may be entered through a door cut into one of the hexagonal panels, which is hung with a curtain to keep the daylight out. Inside the dark interior, a fountain positioned at the centre ejects a two-metre-tall jet of water in bursts. The fountain is illuminated rhythmically by a strobe light, which freezes the water’s ever-changing formations in mid-arc.
The artwork was first realised on the occasion of Manifesta 1, in Rotterdam, in 1996. It was subsequently shown in other locations before finding a permanent home in Brazil, where it is installed on the grounds of the Centro de Arte Contemporânea Inhotim among the greenery of the botanical garden originally planned by Roberto Burle Marx.
|Fibreglass, water, strobe light, pump, plastic sheet|