see Fountain description by Molly Palmer:
Fountain was initially inspired by Czech Cubist architecture and ceramics, and to the ideology surrounding this movement in design. While I was making the jug I was also researching the history and mythology of fountains, and their symbolic tie with the subconscious mind. Historically the placement of a fountain has represented a sacred opening, sometimes connected to the idea of a passage from this world to an mythological realm, or with an access to eternity. In the process of making a vessel to hold and pour water, the two ideas became intertwined. I wanted to make a video-fountain, in which a disembodied group of women poured an infinite stream of water from the jug. Initially this was intended as a sculptural video and sound work, but the exhibition it was intended for had a different outcome. Two years later, I was making a film about belief and nihilism and their relation to the geometric or symbolic role of the circle. The footage of three women’s hands pouring water from the jug in a cyclical movement resonated again with this search for meaning and connection. In Fountain, the pouring jug represents the flow of the subconscious and its external renewal through ritual and symbolic acts.