Julius Popp: bit.fall ‘London Games’
2012 | valves, pump, computer, filter | Chancellor Passage under DLR Bridge over Middle Dock (exterior) | Art Map reference: 28
Julius Popp’s bit.fall produces an ever-changing cascade of words, taken from a live newsfeed from The Times website, which tumble into the dock below. Using sophisticated technology, a series of valves open at exactly the right moment to let droplets of water fall to form letters.
The words appear in mid-air, illuminated from above as they move downwards, and are only visible for the time it takes to drop before dissolving forever. Bit.fall is timed to come on at dusk.