FUNAMBULIST FOUNTAIN

Water propelled mobile

VIGNETTE-PDF 2

Fontaine funambule sculpture cinétique balanciers luu hydraulique ceramique


Suspended at the ends of thin steel cables, these water vessels slowly rise and fall, influenced by the stream of water that flows through the installation at irregular intervals. The water begins at the top of the installation and fills the cone-shaped vessels which slowly makes them descend. Once the cones are full, each cone flows into the next cone on the installation using an internal siphon system.  As the cone empties, it reverses its path and begins a slow ascension. The movements of the installation are accentuated by counterweights that travel the inverse path of the cones and ensure the balance of the system. At each level, the balancing weights move independently in function of the flow of the water, appearing almost like the slow beat of wings.


 

Fontaine funambule sculpture cinétique balanciers luu hydraulique ceramique ATN Fontaine funambule sculpture cinétique balanciers luu hydraulique Fontaine funambule sculpture cinétique balanciers luu hydraulique ceramique

– Vessels: porcelain and white enamel 
– Counterweights: sandstone, finished in rake style
– Balancing stems: aluminium
– Cables : steel

Concept/Construction: Pierre Luu      Enamel work: Dominique Vial