The second part consists of a Plexiglas sculpture that acts as a filter and a water fountain. Placed near the cabin of the Mouettes genevoises, the sculpture is equipped with a tap so that visitors can help themselves to drinking water. The public can also look inside the sculpture, in which the artists have placed quagga mussels glued to tubes, which filter the water in this way.
▶ Artwork: Mussel City II, 2023, Sculpture: aquarium, quagga mussels, stones, water and other materials, 120 x 50 x 180 cm
▶ Venue: Débarcadère des Pâquis
▶ Scientific collaboration: Ariane Schertenleib, drinking water engineer and Association pour la Sauvegarde du Léman
The realisation of Mussel City was made possible thanks to the support of Ernst und Olga Gubler-Hablützel Foundation, the canton of Valais, and the canton of Graubünden.