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The Water Tank / Capillary Phenomena

Izabela Żółcińska, The Capillary Phenomena, Water Tank CCA

Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw

18.06.2010 - 28.08.2010

Curator: Grzegorz Borkowski

The light installation created by fine lines of flexible red neon rope lighting on the surface of the external and internal unique object – the Water Tank.
These lines are to imitate the blood capillary network structure, which main function is to exchange the fluids and provide nutritional substances despite the gravity. Structures of this type occur in plants as well as animals and human organisms. Capillaries are also used in modern technologies.
The capillary network appearing on the walls of the Water Tank is the metaphor of awakening to life the object which is the monument of architecture (revitalized by the acclaimed Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata).
The nature of this monument, located below the ground level, is strictly connected with what is hidden inside and subcutaneous.
Warm red neon networks are a kind of energy transfusion since the colour is invariably associated with what is dynamic, vibrant, warming. It is therefore a kind of chromotherapy – treating with colour and light.


The project of the outside part of installation:

Izabela Zolcinska The Water Tank Image 01


the technical side

The Water Tank section plans with the outside capillary element marked.

Izabela Zolcinska The Water Tank Image 02

The Water Tank plans with the capillary elements marked.

Izabela Zolcinska The Water Tank Image 03


completion

Izabela Zolcinska The Water Tank Image 04photo by Krzysztof Kakolewski

Izabela Zolcinska The Water Tank Image 05photo by Piotr Bednarski

Izabela Zolcinska The Water Tank Image 06photo by Piotr Bednarski

Izabela Zolcinska The Water Tank Image 07photo by Piotr Bednarski

Izabela Zolcinska The Water Tank Image 08photo by Piotr Bednarski

Izabela Zolcinska The Water Tank Image 09photo by Piotr Bednarski

Izabela Zolcinska The Water Tank Image 10photo by Krzysztof Kakolewski

Izabela Zolcinska The Water Tank Image 11photo by Krzysztof Kakolewski

Izabela Zolcinska The Water Tank Image 12photo by Krzysztof Kakolewski

Izabela Zolcinska The Water Tank Image 13photo by Krzysztof Kakolewski

Izabela Zolcinska The Water Tank Image 14photo by Krzysztof Kakolewski

Izabela Zolcinska The Water Tank Image 15photo by Krzysztof Kakolewski