by Billie Muraben with Soft Baroque




Eau! considers the tricksy history of the dancing fountain, from its origins in Ancient Greece, through Renaissance Italy and Louis Vuitton’s Paris fondation, to theories of a flat earth and the Tower of Babel; Louis XIV’s Les Grandes Musicales at the Château de Versailles and Steve Wynn’s Fountains of Bellagio… “How cool is that?!”

New writing and image editing by Billie Muraben accompanies a poster design by Soft Baroque, in which the tubular steel furniture of high Modernism is misappropriated to serve as plumbing for a speculative water feature.

Chateau Récit is a new series of quarterly visual essays foregrounding non-linear photo-text narratives, featuring artists, writers, designers and architects.