jakub szczesny of the collective centrala designed this floating island where visitors can purify water
through exercising. the installation located on the vistula riverside is part of the synchronicity architectural
and arts festival in warsaw.
‘I’ve proposed a systematic approach: a water treatment plant powered by human muscles by
warsaw inhabitants performing fitness exercises and pumping poluted river water via kinetic pumps
integrated in the fitness machines to four filters and four tanks to a fountain basin at the very end
of the cycle. the whole installation is supposed to perform a role of a propaganda tool changing
the consciousness of warsawers by showing the efficiency of human action in the process of
puryfing the waters of their river. what’s meaningful, is the fact, that many poles, even after twenty years
of liberalization, still don’t believe in their own potential as individuals or members of commuities,
in positively changing their life environment.’ – jakub szczesny
more information and image can be found here.