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30.08.2012
Black Fountain - Maarten Daudeij
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  • Title: Black Fountain Artist: Maarten Daudeij (The Netherlands, Australia) Year of origination of the idea: 2010 Concept: To colour the water in the Three Rivers Fountain on Victoria Square in the middle of Adelaide, South Australia black. Theme: The ...

    Title: Black Fountain Artist: Maarten Daudeij (The Netherlands, Australia) Year of origination of the idea: 2010 Concept: To colour the water in the Three Rivers Fountain on Victoria Square in the middle of Adelaide, South Australia black. Theme: The black tinted water may signify several things. The colour may signify aboriginal ancestry of the Adelaide plains and Australia. It may also signify the colour of crude oil as polluting our eco-system. Both readings are critical of the Western paradigm. Challenges: Finding a black colouring agent that will not affect the fountain, or is easily cleaned up and not damaging for the pump system of the fountain. Bureaucracy. The spot (Victoria Square) is highly conflicted. Opportunity: It would be an amazingly beautiful and simple work, yet strong in potency to generate discourse.

    Title: Black Fountain Artist: Maarten Daudeij (The Netherlands, Australia) Year of origination of the idea: 2010 Concept: To colour the water in the Three Rivers Fountain on Victoria Square in the middle of Adelaide, South Australia black. Theme: The ...

    Title: Black Fountain Artist: Maarten Daudeij (The Netherlands, Australia) Year of origination of the idea: 2010 Concept: To colour the water in the Three Rivers Fountain on Victoria Square in the middle of Adelaide, South Australia black. Theme: The black tinted water may signify several things. The colour may signify aboriginal ancestry of the Adelaide plains and Australia. It may also signify the colour of crude oil as polluting our eco-system. Both readings are critical of the Western paradigm. Challenges: Finding a black colouring agent that will not affect the fountain, or is easily cleaned up and not damaging for the pump system of the fountain. Bureaucracy. The spot (Victoria Square) is highly conflicted. Opportunity: It would be an amazingly beautiful and simple work, yet strong in potency to generate discourse.