Which way?

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Appearing Rooms by Jeppe Hein, an art installation of “walls” of water which rise and fall allowing (relatively dry) movement between the four “rooms”.

Fascinating to watch the way people interacted with the space/s and each other. Look at how the adults here are holding on to their children:

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Some, however, could be more relaxed having, forewarned, brought an entire change of clothes – thus allowing the inevitable unfettered collision of child and fountain.

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3 Replies to “Which way?”

  1. This reminds me of my maybe favorite piece of public art ever–the “Bean” (Cloud Gate) on Chicago’s lakefront park (I used to live there, for a couple years), by Anish Kapoor. It’s a huge silvery reflective…kidney bean, and people LOVE it.
    Adults go up to it like their child selves and touch their images, reflected against the sky and the skyline and everyone else too. Like something out of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
    What is this beauty? Could it be us?

    It shows us at our best–our playful otter side, which makes me love us so much…and grieve for us too.

  2. Thank you acb. It was, of course, unnaturally sunny.

    Fresca, yes, Kapoor’s work is brilliant isn’t it. The work of those artists who engage our uninhibited (or less inhibited) selves in public spaces in these ways is alchemical.

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