Slanting Water

Slanting Water applies an ordinary phenomenon under extraordinary conditions. A glass filled with water standing on a table is a fairly ordinary sight. The level of the water (the horizontal) and the vertical form the basis of our system of co-ordination — what mathematicians describe as x and y. However, while mathematical co-ordinates can be rotated, our everyday system of co-ordinates is less flexible. In Slanting Water , I present the possibility of an alternative system. I placed two glasses on a revolving table next to a camera. The camera has captured the hydraulics of the “closed system” — slanting water.

Slanting Water, black-and-white photo, 1995