The waterwork presented here is a closed system. It is an assemblage of inorganic things and their coming together gives it life. Although this non-human entity was created by a human it is autonomous like much of the technology that surrounds us today. Technology will supposedly outlive the human species and we rely on its autonomous working to continue our complex lifestyles. It is of paramount importance that we deny anthropocentric tendencies and shift our attention to the non-human world if we are to reconcile the biosphere with the technosphere and develop a more sustainable relationship with the non-human things we rely on and cohabit this world with.


William Fairbrother