examines the diverse communities that co-exist in public swimming pools.
The swimming pool is both a public and an intimate space. Many people
come in for a specific time and activity. Though they occupy the same
physical space, they exist in a different time and social framework. Many
of their activities are incompatible. Through the use of video projection
the pool becomes a tropical sea where the pool users become the inhabitants
of a fictional world. The work resembles a giant experimental Petri dish,
where swimmers in the pool appear to be bacteria. Their search for fitness
and health developing into a frantic and never-ending cycle.
Text: Ros Carter
|Crawl Michael Pinsky Photo: Steve Shrimpton|
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