The work, whose title makes an almost direct reference to the exhibition concept, opens up the strange realm of experiences of people believing in the power of healers. The unusual movement of the water seems to reflect its power and alchemic provenance. Presented in this way, the gravity fountain contradicts its modernist simplicity and functionality to become a source of aqua vita and aurum potabile – the drinkable gold of the alchemists. Gravity and magnetism become tools of exerting psychological influence and manipulating people because water as a symbol remains ambiguous.
photo by Małgorzata Kujda