Elisabeth Tonnard

One Swimming Pool

I’m working on an Ed Ruscha inspired book installation that will be shown at the upcoming show ‘Ed Ruscha Books & Co’ at the Gagosian gallery in NYC (Madison Ave branch; documentation and artist proof portfolio will be shown).

The pictures below are production shots of a smaller B&W maquette. The final size will be 6.3 x 6.3 meters.

The project is based on Ruscha’s book Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass from 1968. One of the pictures from that book was photographed and subsequently enlarged to the size of a small swimming pool. The pool consists of 1575 sheets, or 3150 pages. The size of these sheets is based on the size of Ruscha’s book. A small edition is planned of a set of twelve books containing all sheets in full-colour: One Swimming Pool in Twelve Volumes. The idea is to have a swimming pool that can be kept in a bookcase; also sheets can be taken out and used to recreate the installation.

Written by Elisabeth Tonnard

January 28, 2013 at 5:02 pm

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