Video and Wave

Piotr Urbaniec


Video and Wave


Sewage systems are allies of proper urban infrastructure. If there are non obstacles, they should efficiently drain water, preventing puddles from forming. Unfortunately, in the autumn, falling leaves from trees can often clog such a system. This can make things dangerous and make taxi drivers drive more slowly. Errors may occur, anomalies.

The installation constantly generates waves in an aquarium filled with water and construction ground. These waves affect the composition of various types of sewer grates, causing disruptions; it is reminiscent at times of a “glitch” in a digital image. For the installation to function this way, the proportion between the volume of water and the height of the grates must be meticulously calculated. The closed system is designed for generating disturbances.