Fountains of D.C.
Public Art Commission, March 21 – April 30 2012, Washington D.C., USA
A mobile replica of the Temperance Fountain located in Penn Quarter is touring D.C. as a tool of protest. KUNSTrePUBLIK’s work is inspired by the relationships of two significant periods in DC’s history – the 19th century Temperance Movement and the 20th century Straight Edge punk rock music scene. Both periods share similar values of social reform, activism and counter culture. The fountain will be hijacked and modified by various groups willing to express their values and agendas of change in 21st century. The mobile fountain is equipped with an integrated sound system and will be taken to specific sites around the District relating to their ideas and used for inspirational public gatherings, musical events, and community dialogues. Fountains of D.C. was commissioned by Steve Rowell through the public art program 5x5 by DCARTS.