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Mark Brest van Kempen, \
Mark Brest van Kempen, "Drinking Fountain for People and Plants", prototype installed at the Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin County, CA, 2001

Mark Brest van Kempen

Drinking Fountain for People and Plants

This drinking fountain design returns a portion of the city's water to the same type of native plants that might have lived on the site before the city was built. As a person takes a drink from the fountain they are also watering the plants. Taking and giving are automatically intertwined in the same act. This piece is part of a series of works to research and develop human infrastructures that are grafted to natural systems and blur the distinction between "natural" and "man-made".

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