Xi’an, China, 2013
INSTALLATION/ GLAS/ WATER/ FISH
I was invited by Lindle & Bukor to support them and their partner Lu Yang with their project Fishpond City in Xi`An with my skills as a fish nerd and photographer. They came up with the idea of a permanent installation representing urban life in China through a model (scale 1:60) of an urban district with: 56 glass boxes, 8.300 litres of water, 1500 goldfish, 3.400 litres of filtration material and a lot of LEDs. My part was to support Lindle & Bukor and Lu Yang in questions of fish keeping, planning the tank and filtration constructions, the big bio-filter system, getting healthy goldfish and negotiate with local firms.
The projects main idea was to reflect the essence of architecture and landscape design in China nowadays.
Fishpond City is a model for urban lifestyle and urban dynamics. Buildings are represented by true to scale glass boxes, holding water and housing goldfish. The glass boxes are filled with fog from a ground construction, LED lights colour them in the spectral colours of the day, in a 12min. rhythm. And as you see on the pictures people are allowed to walk through the whole installation.