Artist, Alfredo Barsuglias put a pool in the Mojave desert or as I like to call it ‘more land art in the middle of nowhere’…yeah, Prada Marfa I’m talking about you.
Still its art I’d like to see. Social Pool is eleven-by-five-feet wide geometric pool in the Southern California desert a few hours away from LA. The minimalist art sculpture is open for anybody to use. Barsuglias has stipulated that only one person or small party at a time can use the pool, for no longer than 24 hours – but neither signs nor paths lead you there. Once you make reservations to visit, the GPS coordinates of Social Pool as well as the key to open its mobile cover are provided. There’s also the heads up that visitors should have a willingness “to walk a long distance to reach the pool from the nearest road”… the walk provides “time to reflect on social values, dreams and reality”.
Your future transformative journey to the Social Pool can still happen, it’s visiting season extends through September 30th. Online Reservations are recommended, and can be made through the MAK Center for Art and Architecture.