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Pure Filtering by Lukas Jager

Pure Filtering

Photo by Lisa Klappe

Filtering water consumes a great deal of time and energy. By visualising this, Lukas Jager hopes to make people aware of the process. His filtering bowls, made of clay mixed with sawdust, have been heated in an oven at 850 degrees centigrade. It gives the heated material a porous character which makes it suitable for filtering water. Jager also added some nano-silver: it kills bacteria and increases the shelf life of the filtered water. He has used different quantities of sawdust in his five filters, which means they allow the water to seep through at different speeds. ‘Pure Filtering is an aesthetic demonstration of the water’s transition from turbid to clear, turning the process into something fascinating, magical, and valuable.’

Lukas Jager