Located in a remote and scarcely populated Mojave – the Southern California desert, the Social Pool created by Austrian artist Alfredo Barsuglia is a long-term installation but open for anybody to use.
Before opening this hidden pool is a 3×5m white box with geometric shape looks like a minimalist sculpture, if have keys and GPS coordinates, you can open it as private swimming pool in desert.
Stephanie Weber, Assistant Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Social PoolIn its purposefully slick absurdity and inherent stance against nature – it even has an automatic, solar panel-operated filter and chlorine system – Social Pool combines elements of the sublime and the ridiculous. Its absurdity becomes even more tangible with the relative inconvenience of reaching it…