Smelting Water

A solar boiler on the roof of a private house heats the water, but the users can't see when their water is actually heated by the solar boiler, or how much. The weather conditions on the roof of the house become visible in the installation Smelting Water. It consists of five thin glass frames with paraffine inside. Connected to the solar boiler with heat sensors, a row of resistors melts the paraffine, making it transparent and lens-clear. The process is reversed when the water in the solar boiler cools down again and the paraffine turns back into its solid, opaque state.

2008 / private collection