Friday, September 6, 2013

Labyrinth Fountain

Fontaine-labyrinthe, Labyrinth Fountain by Marta Pan, place des Fêtes, Paris
Fontaine-labyrinthe (Labyrinth Fountain) by Marta Pan, 1986
(There was no trace of water at the time)
Place des Fêtes, 19e arrondissement
Paris, July 2005

“The artist describe her work as follows: ‘The fountain is made up of five concentric basins extending from the steps along a gradual slope. The tiers wrap around the fountain and connect it to the ground around it on all sides.’ The water current is inverted from basin to basin, which makes it appear to move faster. In the original arrangement, a wall of water was added to the tiers, providing them with a background. The water streamed along the gently sloping wall and disappeared into a discharge spout at the foot of the wall. The work, inaugurated in 1986, marked both the desire to introduce living art into the urban environment and give a new identity to a place that was deconstructed by town planning in the 1960’s.”
(Labyrinth Fountain, Mairie de Paris)

2 comments:

cieldequimper said...

You aren't very lucky with fountains... ;-)

Changes in the wind said...

This is neat..