POOL (verb): combine, amalgamate, blend, join forces, league, merge, put together, share.
Transforming South Bank Parklands for Brisbane Festival is this award-winning artwork inspired by tidal pools of Australia. The Pool is a giant field of concentric circles that swirl with colour when activated by touch, inviting visitors to jump, dance and play across the cosmos, to their hearts content!
Created by New York artist Jen Lewin, The Pool has travelled to over sixty exhibition venues in more than twenty countries since 2008.
Originally built for Burning Man, the exhibit comprises of 100 light pads that change colours when touched. Lewin developed the mechanics behind the artwork herself, using mesh-network technology and custom code, to create individual platforms that communicate with one another when touched, encouraging participation in an ever-changing composition.
So, jump right in and bask around in The Pool!
By Jen Lewin
Presented by arrangement with Illuminate Adelaide