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2017

  • Work on this object began.

2019

The Water at Cisternerne of Frederiksberg, 2017

It was designed by Hiroshi Sambuichi. It is dated 2017. Its medium is video.

Hiroshi Sambuichi considers sun, water, and air to be “moving materials” that he uses to create architecture adapted to a specific site. For this installation, Sambuichi reopened the ground covering a series of cisterns, reconnecting sun and water. Visitors stroll through the cisterns on wooden platforms, walking above the water, listening to the water, and feeling the air, facilitating a meditation on the changing states of water.

It is credited Courtesy of Sambuichi Architects and Christian Lund, Louisiana Museum of Art (Denmark).

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