Cologne (D), 2008

The sculpture Water-Gate (2008), installed in Cologne’s Vorgebirgspark, explicitly exhibits the mobility of the nine-square-metre glass carpet as it freely floats in a long rectangular pool. Because of its decentralized inner aperture, the glass surface is reminiscent of a house wall that has been dropped into the water, while the opening provides views of the shadows at the bottom of the pool; on the other hand the whole sculpture simultaneously assumes the character of a technoid, futuristic architectural model.