Japanese fountain 3th award
|Description||Konkursno rešenje na temu Japanska česma na Kalemegdanu|
This water fountain on Kalemegdan we dedicate to the people of Japan as a sign of gratitude for the help they provided during our moments of hardship. Japan is a spatially and spiritually distant nation. In a time when physical distances are erased through „world wide web“, we tried to bring us closer in this global virtual world and give our gift to every Japanese. They will see it on Google maps, Google Earth, internet applications that facilitate overview of the entire planet’s surface in the form of satellite images through internet. At the confluence of two rivers, in an old fort full of historical layers, it will be seen as one the fundamental signs of the Japanese writing that signifies the essential ingredient of nature – water.
If he, from far away, gets lost within these walls for any reason, he will be surprised to hear people in Belgrade repeat, crudely but unusually often, in fact, every time they drink water, a sonorous part of the same notion very familiar to him – Mizu! Instructions of use are not pointed out anywhere on the water fountain, in mass-media. Citizens gradually seize the urban secret that is transferred orally, like a town gossip. We predict that this immaterial aspect of discovery in the collective consciousness of the city, which constantly renews itself through new generations, will last longer than material itself, which is another curtsey to Japanese philosophy.