Delirium

The water column was created as part of the overall concept of the Kruisherenhotel in Maastricht. The task of this artwork was to create a meditative light object with water for the courtyard.

From my work at Fraunhofer Institute I remembered the magnetic stirrer with their whirls and started to experiment. 

Delirium is the result of a monthlong research and development, lots of samples and test models and a whole lot of thrill and fun.

Visiting the Schiffsbau Institut in Potsdam helped to understand what's happening inside the tank.

Programming the cycles of the propeller was tricky and nerve-recking but finally lead to a  stunning result.

 

idea, design & development for Ingo Maurer GmbH, 2005.