Weber’s commission presents a distinctive take on a traditional way to artificially ornament a site. ‘Sandfountain’ takes the form of a traditional three-tiered fountain but engineered to propel sand rather than water. The artist has made several previous fountain projects. Like them, ‘Sandfountain’ is part visual-pun, part spectacle, both confounding our material expectations and emphasising its own artifice.
Klaus Weber (b. 1967) is a German artist based in Berlin. His humorous and anarchic works highlight our precarious relationship with nature, alongside our perpetual quest for advancement and perceived knowledge. Weber’s often modified and hybrid interventions and objects act as counterpoints to and interruptions within our everyday reality.
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