Lawrence Malstaf - Nemo Observatorium (2002)

"Styrofoam beads are blown around in a big transparent PVC cylinder by five strong fans. Visitors can sit in the armchair in the middle of the whirlpool or observe from the outside.

Spectacular at first sight, this installation turns out to mesmerize like a kind of meditation machine. One can follow the seemingly cyclic patterns, focus on the different layers of 3D pixels or listen to its waterfall sound. One could call it a training device, challenging the visitor to stay centered and find peace in a fast changing environment. After a while the space seems to expand and one’’s sense of time deludes.”

Additional installation shots found here.

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