A drop of water forms on the ceiling of the stairwell. The drop swells and falls into a water basin once it has reached its biggest volume. Through the water surface the sound resonates in the space. Immediately, a new drop starts forming, the process repeating itself endlessly.
Slideshow photographs: Mike Harris
With an architectural structure enclosing time, the staircase of the CBK (Centre for the Visual Arts) creates a frame for WISHINGyouWELL that transcends human scale in time and space. With water, sound, light and colour a world is created in which time and space are not linear but relative. The stairwell thus becomes a transitional space, a space to pause for a moment.
Sound installation 2010. Dorette Sturm.
Height 490 cm, cross-section 185 cm.
Water basin, spotlight, loudspeakers, hydrophone, electronics, software.
Commissioned by: CBK ’s-Hertogenbosch.