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This Floor Features An Endless Vortex Of Water [Video]


Artist Anish Kapoor has created this incredible water vortex that endlessly swirls in the floor of a seaside building. The piece is called Decension and it’s installed inside a 10-foot wide by 10-foot deep hole in this floor in Kochi, India as part of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale. He hasn’t said exactly how it was made but told the Hindustan Times:

It took 50 laborers seven days to dig the ditch for the 3-meter-deep, 3-meter-wide, 4-ton whirlpool. You see, his work was located very close to the sea – that’s how he wanted it. So when we were digging, we also had to be really careful not to go too deep and flood the space with seawater. We actually called in a structural engineer to help.

There’s a making of video after the break that shows just how difficult the build was along with a finished video that is absolutely mesmerizing. It will put you gently to sleep if you watch for too long.


(Hindustan Times via Gizmodo / Image: Colossal)


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