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David Bowen – Tele-Present Water, 2011
David Bowen – Tele-Present Water, 2011

‘Tele-Present Water’ by David Bowen

This installation by David Bowen draws information from the intensity and movement of the water in a remote location. Wave data is being collected in real-time from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data buoy Station 46246 (49°59’7″ N 145°5’20″ W) on the Pacific Ocean. The wave intensity and frequency are scaled and transferred to the mechanical grid structure installed at the National Museum in Wroclaw, Poland. The result was a simulation of the physical effects caused by the movement of water from this distant location.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data buoy Station
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data buoy station
Photo: NOAA/dwbowen.com

Photos ‘Tele-Present Water’

David Bowen – Tele-Present Water, 2011
David Bowen – Tele-Present Water, 2011
Photo: Gunnar Knechtel/dwbowen.com

David Bowen - Tele-Present Water
David Bowen – Tele-Present Water, 2011, The National Museum in Wroclaw, Poland

David Bowen – Tele-Present Water, 2010, The National Museum in Wroclaw, Poland
David Bowen – Tele-Present Water, 2011, The National Museum in Wroclaw, Poland

David Bowen – Tele-Present Water, 2010, The National Museum in Wroclaw, Poland
David Bowen – Tele-Present Water, 2011, The National Museum in Wroclaw, Poland

David Bowen - Tele-Present Water
David Bowen – Tele-Present Water, 2011, The National Museum in Wroclaw, Poland

David Bowen – Tele-Present Water, 2010, The National Museum in Wroclaw, Poland
David Bowen – Tele-Present Water, 2011, The National Museum in Wroclaw, Poland

David Bowen – Tele-Present Water, 2010, The National Museum in Wroclaw, Poland
David Bowen – Tele-Present Water, 2011, The National Museum in Wroclaw, Poland

All images by David Bowen/dwbowen.com unless otherwise noted.

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David Bowen - Tele-Present Water
David Bowen – Tele-Present Water, 2010, The National Museum in Wroclaw, Poland

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