Monique Thomaes


aerotecktura grosser Wasserspeicher (great water tower)
Berlin Prenzlauerberg 2001
6 synthetic pipes, ventilators, fabric


Air – the element most delicate in substance – is essential to all life. But can it be represented visually? Air can really only be felt, and usually we only perceive a lack, an impurity, or a movement thereof. A transparent pipe system slices through all the rings of the water tower in both directions (entry/exit). Ventilators move strips of cloth inside the pipes: a suggestion of how warm air is apparently being drawn in and cold air expelled.

installation view