Gabriel Kuri

(*1970, MX)
Fountain, 2022
Acier inoxydable, eau, système de pompe et médias mixtes
250 × 120 × 120 cm

Fountain is an outdoor sculpture inspired in high tech public toilet facilities. Assuming its location in an area of high public density, as well as in proximity to the shore of lake Geneva, Fountain invites the spectator to activate its subtly changing shape at the touch of a button, briefly flushing water down its aseptic stainless steel surface. Although placed in an area of vigorous transit, it conceives its address in the intimacy of an enclosure, one spectator at a time. Fountain is a functioning circuit, as well as a circuit of one-off forms in which the oblique concavity of a stainless steel body serves as a cast for the changing shape of flowing water.

With the support of Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte