Crawl - Michael Pinsky

Crawl 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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