Paddling Pools

Seen at the Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst in Hörstel (Germany).  This serial arrangement of 19 industrially manufactured paddling pools creates a “neon tube” of a completely different kind. Many small LEDs transform the plastic bodies into glowing rings of colour. The play of light inside them creates the illusion of a moving surface.

To allow the light stream to travel unhindered from one side to the other, the artist has removed the bottoms of the paddling pools. This also allows exciting views into the 28-metre-long tube. The light is both an atmospheric and a determining element. It transforms the air-filled everyday objects into a kinetic installation and allows the viewer’s gaze to wander into the depths. The Paddling Pools combine real and virtual, voluminous and “graphic” features in their form.

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