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The Water at Cisternerne of Frederiksberg, 2017

It was designed by Hiroshi Sambuichi. It is dated 2017. Its medium is video. It is a part of the department.

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).

  • Sidewall (USA)
  • machine-printed paper.
  • Gift of Philadelphia Museum of Art.
  • 1971-58-8-a,b

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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