MACHINE FOR RAISING WATER

Townhouse Gallery, Cairo

White Box Art Center, New York

Machine for Raising Water is an updated version of the ancient, oxen-powered water-lifting device, invented by Kurdish polymath Al-Jazari. This automated adaptation of the original machine is recorded as a schematic drawing and was submitted to the United States Patent Trade Office as provisional patent no. 30538-000PRV "Water-Lifting System and Apparatus Having Scoop-Wheel with Internal Baffle Plates and Multiple Discharge Apertures."