A hidden swimming pool locked away in the Mojave Desert is being described as an interactive art exhibit, according to ABC News, but it’s also a bit like a social experiment. The Social Pool art project was completed June 20 and is the creation of Austrian artist Alfredo Barsuglia. The installation was designed to explore how far out of the way people will go to experience leisure, the article explained.
Getting to the Hidden Pool
The small swimming pool is open to the public, but there’s a bit of a catch. In order to swim in the pool, you must first obtain one of only four keys available to unlock it, and then you must use GPS coordinates to find its remote location in the Southern California desert. The keys and coordinates are housed at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles, the article noted.
If all four keys have already been taken, then the next hopeful swimmer has no other choice but to wait their turn, as there are no reservations. If a key is available, the borrower has only a brief 24 hours to find and enjoy the pool. The pool isn’t exactly easy to get to either—getting to the pool requires travel on foot from the nearest road. Social Pool users also agree to abide by certain rules, such as not making copies of the key and keeping the pool’s coordinates a secret.
Hidden Pool Details
The Social Pool is 11x5 with a white exterior and minimalist design, so while it may be tricky to find, it’s not difficult to spot if you know where to find it. People curious about the project can visit the pool any day of the week through Sept. 30. You can learn more about this fascinating art installation at Social-Pool.com.
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(Photo via Social-Pool.com)