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Just Like Swimming

04.04.2014 | Architecture
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It was a great pleasure to meet the guys of urbanau during an informal meeting between young architects in Melbourne.

The project site is within Berlin’s Stattbad Wedding one of two disused and drained swimming pools.
The installation references its original function utilising light and smoke and moving images to ‘re-fill’ the pool, magnifying the experience of a separated space.

The interaction of the projected images of underwater footage of swimmers and the artificial fog, creates a ‘light-datum’ at the original water level, carefully calibrated to correspond to the level of the water in the under-water footage creating a dynamic interplay of mobile fog currents and the shimmering light of
the water surface as seen from below in the video projections.

The effect is that the viewer entering the pool is progressively enveloped by the shimmering light datum until completely below the ‘water’ level,
disassociating the viewer from the surrounding spaces, you enter a separate zone, a submerged region of light and image – the space within the
photograph.

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Artists / Architects:
ZAP, JUMBO, RusselL Isaac-Cole (Sydney)
Ben Milbourne, Tanja Milbourne (Melbourne)

Curators:
Claudia Perren, Miriam Mlecek (Sydney, Berlin)

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