Bologna Water Design 2013 – Ex Ospedale dei Bastardini, Bologna
In collaboration with: Dornbracht.
An artificial iceberg stands upon a floating ceramic sheet and slowly melts down. A gelid rivulet flows to the edge and falls in the underlying stone landscape. Hour after hour, day after day, the dry microcosm is flooded by water, giving shape to bays, island, valley and isthmus. An homage to the moulding power of nature, and a praise to her wise slowness, the installation by MìRO for Bologna Water Design is a water hourglass that subtly changes before the visitor’s gaze.