The artist Guido Dettoni has conceived the AQUARIUM to see a sculpture in motion from all its sides: from the tangible to the virtual. It is the result of a long and meticulous process of research and experimentation which began in 1993.
This Aquarium was followed by others, up to the current version presented here, which incorporates a last generation hardware in order to maintain a constant temperature at 23 °C, to regulate the power of the underwater streams and emit music or sounds. The container is a tempered glass cube, filled with distilled water, placed on a stand that contains and hides the hardware. Thus, the two EAGLES sculptures, cast in wax and ballasted with small lead spheres to avoid floating, dance according to the artist’s intention.
The AQUARIUM debuted in 1993 with the EAGLES sculptures on the occasion of Dettoni’s exhibition “the hands see, eyes touch” in El Hospitalet de l’Infant, Tarragona. Since then, this sculpture has been and is the protagonist of a long trajectory.
The two sculptures EAGLES, cast in wax and ballasted, inhabit this AQUARIUM
which is delivered along with the copies of the two sculptures cast in resin.
TEMPERED GLASS CUBE
Measures from 50 x 50 x 50 cm
Capacity 125 litres
STAND IN ALUMINIUM
Measures from 50 x 50 x 120 cm
Colour, on request
HARDWARE INSIDE THE STAND
Activated carbon filter
Heater and cooler
Water pump with silencer
Bluetooth stereo speaker
Suction cup to lift the top cover