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Oct312010

Julius Popp

Name Julius Popp
Medium Water, valves, computer
Title bit.fall
Location and Times

bit.fall (Canary Wharf): Under the DLR bridge, Chancellor Passage, London E14 5AB (7 - 9am and 4 - 10pm)
bit.fall (Bankside): In the river beside Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 (viewable two hours either side of high tide)

View tide table for bit.fall (Bankside) here

"... a waterfall of words cascades into the river..." 

The fascinating bit.fall, a waterfall creating a cascade of words sourced from live news feeds, is by the German artist, Julius Popp.

A series of valves open to let droplets of water fall to form letters and words.  The work is a play between the highly technological system and its relationship to the natural elements. The end result is a beautiful and spectacular visual experience.

The fascinating bit.fall,  is a typographical waterfall that creates a cascade of words sourced from live news. A series of valves open to let droplets of water fall to form letters and words. The work is a play between the highly technological system and its relationship with the natural elements. The end result is a beautiful and spectacular visual experience.
The Bankside bit.fall is linked to the tidal Thames and operates only when the tide is high enough to spark its sophisticated mechanism into operation. This is the first time Julius Popp has linked his world-renowned installation to a river tide. The Canary Wharf bit.fall is also a first for London: it is the largest bit.fall ever created by the artist.