Botella de Castigos

“Botella de Castigos” is an artwork where thousands of bottles are presented spinning slowly on a display, creating a clock that counts 59 seconds per minute. The bottles come from popular and elite “brands” of water from all over the world, as well as AI generated bottles of brands that do not exist.
The piece mixes chance, time, and product design to comment on drinking water scarcity which is becoming the issue of our time. According to scientists at the Institute of Global Health, drinking bottled water has a 3,500 times higher cost of resource extraction than tap water and 1,440 times higher impact on ecosystems.

General info

Spanish name:
Botella de Castigos
Year of creation:
Raspberry Pi, square flat screen, aluminum frame
Room conditions:
Flat wall with ability to mount screws
62 x 62 x 9 cm
6 Editions, 1 AP


  • Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: EXCUSE YOU!, bitforms gallery, San Francisco, California, United States, 2023.
  • Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: EXCUSE YOU!, Wilde Gallery, Basel, Switzerland, 2022.
  • Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Haciendo Agua, Max Estrella, Madrid, Spain, 2022.


  • Programming: Faadhi Fauzi
  • Production Assistance: Olivier Groulx