One Swimming Pool, 2013
This book is a portable swimming pool that can be put on a bookshelf. It is based on Ed Ruscha’s book Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass from which one swimming pool was photographed. If the sheets are carefully removed from the book and laid down next to each other, this swimming pool can be installed at the size of a small swimming pool. The book was bound using an adhesive that allows the sheets to be taken out. Doing so will of course destroy the book in its bound form.
Published in an edition of nine copies and an artist proof by Elisabeth Tonnard in Leerdam, The Netherlands, 2013. If installed as a swimming pool the installation size is: approx. 648 x 648 cm.
Collections: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN |The Athenaeum, La Jolla, CA | Spencer Collection, NYPL, New York, NY |Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich | Private collection, Houston, TX |
Images 1 - 5: the book as object
image 6: visual part of the loose instruction to install the swimming pool
Images 7 - 15; are showing the installation of One Swimming Pool at Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam as part of the exhibition Staged City. Until 22 June 2014.
See also the Wikipedia information on Ed Ruscha where One Swimming Pool is mentioned:
Photographs: The book has nine parts and one binding. The last photograph of the six is showing the instruction (added to the book) of the possible installation of the 3164 pages.