Written by the Waters #1 is a material study based on the techniques of Bernd Kröplin to capture water memory. Waters from different environments are collected and single drops of the samples are dried on microscopic slides. The dried image that remains is a reflection of the water’s environmental encounters (its memory). Each encounter changes the water’s structure and shapes a unique appearance. The images show a history of the water’s environmental context that has been written down in a cryptic language. Light, temperature, containment, dissolved elements within, the person who touched the water. They are inscribed.
These formations are shaped by reflecting the surroundings but also, constantly change. Placing the same water in different conditions (in this case, the same tap water in differently shaped glasses in the same place and with the same time period) results in a different outcome even though it is water from the same source.