Monday, July 26, 2010

Video: Watertower vertical waves

Driving around on Saturday, this wrapped watertower caught my eye. To me it looked like waves in a vertical pool. Big, scary, weird. The wrap is on the tower for sandblasting -- to keep the sand from flying all over the place.

(And I guess the covering can be raised and lowered like a theater curtain. That may be the subject for some other another video.)

Wrapped Watertower from David Steinlicht on Vimeo.


Carmella said...

Very Christo!

Daughter Number Three said...

It's a mushroom-shaped... shower curtain. It's definitely unsettling to look at.

David Steinlicht said...

Carmella: Totally Christo! Have you seen the Christo-like AT&T cell phone network ads where a seashore, some tourist attractions and an entire city is wrapped in orange cloth? They even go to the trouble to say in fine print at the end: "The artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude have no direct or indirect affiliation with AT&T." Very strange.

D#3: Unsettling is the word. Another fun fact: The guy Ken Avidor was talking to at the job site said that the curtain is made out of rejected cloth that would have been made into automobile air bags. To which I say, "Huh!"

Claude said...

Love the watertower video. It's quite beautiful. Also, thanks for the holiday letter, David.