02.01.2012 07.Tewet. 5772
What a pity all the artists involved in the Israel Museum's new exhibition, 'Curious Minds: New Approaches in Design,' live abroad.
Watching the entranced faces of visitors as they peer at the work by Julius Popp entitled "bit.fall," suffices: The name of the Israel Museum's new exhibition, "Curious Minds: New Approaches in Design," is certainly fitting.
Bit.fall is a stainless-steel machine whose magnetic valves and electronic components produce screens of drops of water that create words as they drip. This is indeed a waterfall of words, which gives one the feeling one has when seeing words and images on a computer screen – except these are actual drops of water and their flow is carefully synchronized: Each dripping word appears for just a fleeting instant….