The exhibition Dreams of a faucet explores the relationship of objects between water and people. This show was co-produced in 2009 by Círculo de Bellas Artes and Sociedad Estatal para el Desarrollo del Diseño y la Innovación (DDI), in Madrid. In 2012, the show was exhibited on loan at Roca Gallery in Barcelona, under the title of Dreams of a faucet. Design with the soul of water.
The display content is presented via the object that is most archetypal of our relationship with water: the tap.
Dreams of a faucet displays three interactive installations designed by MID: the Well, the Square and the Spring., which act as a narrative focus. The Well is a metaphor displaying twenty selected projects via audiovisual content. The Square shows six design works about the relationship between water and humans. When turning on a tap, a related object lights up and a video is launched. The Spring is a reflection about water, its beauty and shortage. The Spring recreates a water drop in slow motion, under stroboscopic lights and fluorescent liquid, using the phenomenon of retinal persistence.

The exhibition contains more than 40 items that describe our relationship with water from different vantage points.

  • Lighting and interactive video
  • Custom hardware for lighting, sensors and water drop system
  • Custom software for video players and lighting control
  • Credits
  • Design: Hector Serrano Studio and Javier Esteban
  • Technical direction: MID
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