All the Waters

“All the Waters” is an installation consisting of a robot arm that constantly writes calligraphy on a sheet of heated corten steel. A Japanese brush collects water from a fold on the steel plate and draws new words at the rate that previous ones evaporate, similar to the ephemeral-drawing artworks such as “Re/trato” by Oscar Muñoz. The words written by the piece are over 2,000 brand names for bottled water from around the world, which feature banal, geographic, religious or environmental names: Aguavita, Polar Spring, Belles Roches, Santa Vittoria, AxyZen, Pure Life, BoNatura and so on.

General info

Spanish name:
Todas las Aguas
Year of creation:
dark grey matte steel, computer, robotic plotter, brush, water, pump, 3D printed parts, coil


  • Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: EXCUSE YOU!, Wilde Gallery, Basel, Switzerland, 2022.
  • Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Caudales, Casa de México España, Madrid, Spain, 2022.