The Water Tank / The Capillary Phenomena

18 June 2010 - 28 Aug 2010

The Capillary Phenomena, Water Tank CCA
Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
Curator: Grzegorz Borkowski


Project description

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 the 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 Water Tank walls is the metaphor of awakening to life the object, which is the monument of architecture (revitalized by the acclaimed Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata).
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 dynamic, vibrant warming. It is, therefore, a kind of chromotherapy – treating with colour and light.


Documentation

The project of the outside part of the installation:

Izabela Żółcińska. The Water Tank / The Capillary Phenomena. Image 01


The technical side

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

Izabela Żółcińska. The Water Tank / The Capillary Phenomena. Image 02

 

The Water Tank plans with the capillary elements marked.

Izabela Żółcińska. The Water Tank / The Capillary Phenomena. Image 03


Completion

Izabela Żółcińska. The Water Tank / The Capillary Phenomena. Image 04photo by Krzysztof Kakolewski

Izabela Żółcińska. The Water Tank / The Capillary Phenomena. Image 05photo by Piotr Bednarski

Izabela Żółcińska. The Water Tank / The Capillary Phenomena. Image 06photo by Piotr Bednarski

Izabela Żółcińska. The Water Tank / The Capillary Phenomena. Image 07photo by Piotr Bednarski

Izabela Żółcińska. The Water Tank / The Capillary Phenomena. Image 08photo by Piotr Bednarski

Izabela Żółcińska. The Water Tank / The Capillary Phenomena. Image 09photo by Piotr Bednarski

Izabela Żółcińska. The Water Tank / The Capillary Phenomena. Image 10photo by Krzysztof Kakolewski

Izabela Żółcińska. The Water Tank / The Capillary Phenomena. Image 11photo by Krzysztof Kakolewski

Izabela Żółcińska. The Water Tank / The Capillary Phenomena. Image 12photo by Krzysztof Kakolewski

Izabela Żółcińska. The Water Tank / The Capillary Phenomena. Image 13photo by Krzysztof Kakolewski

Izabela Żółcińska. The Water Tank / The Capillary Phenomena. Image 14photo by Krzysztof Kakolewski

Izabela Żółcińska. The Water Tank / The Capillary Phenomena. Image 15photo by Krzysztof Kakolewski