|Water Clock / Prosthetic Stomach
|A section of the river floating above itself, the Water Clock /
Prosthetic Stomach is a Decomposition Chamber and Environmental Metabolizer, a slowly
deteriorating record of the event and a climatic transformer.
Found objects from places visited, climatic change, floatational motion, human
bodies, the river itself...are imbibed along the Route in a continually evolving and
devolving mass of digestive juice/mechanical appartatus.
An exhibition subject travelling between places and retaining their traces,
the Water Clock is a mysterious floating beacon at night and a bristling exhibition
chamber during the day, displaying artifacts of the route in suspended time, in decaying
time, in travelling time, in instantaneous time.
An instrument of amplification, both of the momentary and the impercepatably
slow, the device of the floating Water Clock is a collector of the environment, an
artificial metabolizing system ingesting its surroundings to be recreated in an alternate
Simultaneously Artifice and Nature, a reciprocal and interpenetrating element
of Landscape and Technology, the water of the Chaophraya River becomes an instrument for
It recalls the historical situation of urban development of the Thai
city, suggests a mode of relation between the urban landscape and the natural, and creates
a monument to the water, the natural artifact that is witness to the human time of living
with the Chaophraya River.