The first years of popularization of the Internet generated in those exposed to this technological innovation a series of reactions that today appear to us as naive presumptions, cautious fears or disproportionate hopes.
Questioning the early idea that the internet was an autonomous sphere with little capacity to physically affect daily reality, I proposed this project, which also ironically reflected on the mannerist approaches that could be found, even at such an early stage, in a good number of net art works .
I installed in the exhibition space a stainless steel tank, suspended from the ceiling and connected to an IP relay system and a water pump.
This system had two liquid outlets at its ends: One located on the outside of the access door to the gallery, the other located on the toilet in the same space.
An IP camera recorded the output at each of these ends.
The system was activated from a web page through a virtual button, and the cameras would broadcast images in real time on the same web.
The content of the suspended deposit was a mixture of water and the author's urine.
When the user visited the online page and activated the button, the system started and poured, during a preset time interval, a simultaneous leak outside the gallery and also in the toilet.