Feuerwasser displays a dynamic synthesis of elemental forces. Most often perceived as opposites that negate each other, fire and water are coerced together to create an astonishingly poetic tempest of pure energy. This work challenges preconceptions about the nature and behaviour of these fundamental forces, inciting the observer to contemplate the higher mysteries of matter and energy.
The work consists of a 5 metre diameter pool of water with submerged devices that create a ring of controlled fire in the pool and also a vertical fountain of 'burning' water that rises up out of the pool. The dynamic interplay of these two features forms the basis of the presentation. It is envisioned that the work be presented outdoors in a public space, although an indoor space with sufficient headroom creates a more intense presentation and higher clarity of sound.