2008 – Cristina Iglesias – Towards the ground

“The basin of Iglesias’ fountain fills up slowly, silently and cyclically. In the space of a little over an hour, the water level rises as far as the edge of the sunken basin, reaching ground level, remains there for several minutes and then slowly begins to drop as the basin empties. Iglesias also quite naturally erases the boundaries between the rigidity of an installation and the transience of an intervention. It is what Umberto Eco describes via the concept of the “open work”, where the addressee or viewer is ascribed the active role of completing the work through its reception.”

Florian Matzner