Fascinated by the way water plays with light, Luïsa Jacobse has designed three instruments that show the mesmerizing effect of sunlight that is absorbed, scattered or reflected when it hits the surface. Placed outside a mental healthcare centre, they explore both the physical and mental meaning of ‘reflection’. Two hemispheres divided by a gradual staircase allow you to walk through water, seeing the surface at eye-level when you reach the halfway point. A corridor with a see-through water roof projects the moving ripples on the walls and floor. And a series of stepping stones guide you into a cone, offering a soothing hideout for contemplation.

Luïsa Jacobse