CHATEAU RÉCIT No.1: Eau!

by Billie Muraben with Soft Baroque

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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.