Momentum

Momentum, Hidrodoe (Museum of Water), Herentals, Belgium, 2021 Fusion between Art and Science from the Ancient World - The Archimedes screw. “Momentum” is a sculpture at Hidrodoe, the museum of Water in Herentals, reflecting the work of Archimedes of Syracuse, c. 287 – c. 212 BC, the most famous mathematician and inventor in ancient Greece. Archimedes is especially known for his discovery of the relation between the surface and volume of a sphere and its circumscribing cylinder. He is known for his formulation of a hydrostatic principle (known as Archimedes’ principle) and a device for raising water, still used, known as “The Archimedes screw”. The artwork “Momentum” conceptually captures the flow and movement of Archimedes’ invention in a sustainable sculptural language connecting Art and Science. The work was officially opened by the Mayor of Herentals Mien van Olmen and the CEO from Pidpa Eddy Troosters. Client: Pidpa, (Water distribution network) Advisory body: Hidrodoe Curator: Natacha Buts In co-operation with: Technical team Hidrodoe