The Poetic Aqarium was an installation for the exhibition “The books of the artists II” in December 2003, Markartgasse 3, 1010 Vienna.
The Poetic Aquarium consists of the 26 letters of the Latin alphabet. They are swimming in the aquarium. The water is in motion and so the combination of the letters is changing all the time.
The installation was situated in a dark room: if you entrance the room your view is focused on the dancing fluorescenting letters. On the bottom of the aquarium a black light was installed to give the letters the light to fluorescent.
The variations and combinations of the letters are building connections that make sense and nonsense. Through the movement, the light situation and the flowing letters “words” might lose their common meaning and create a very dense, lyrical and sensual impression of language.