Interior view of split/fountain, Auckland, 2011. Photo: Asumi Mizuo. Courtesy split/fountain
Located on Karangahape Road in Auckland, New Zealand, split/fountain (S/F) shares a street-frontage with a laundromat, a promotional outpost of a downtown gallery, a café, and sex shops. As its name’s reference to blended ink technology suggests, S/F merges at least three forms of production and dissemination—art, design, and print—through its operation as a shop, design studio, project space, exhibition venue, niche publishing house, and pocket-scaled laboratory for urban aesthetics and collaborative thinking. The project’s title also alludes to Marcel Duchamp’s infamous fountain.