Those who crave a little adventure from time to time can visit the Mojave Desert to search for a hidden pool. It’s part of an installation by Austrian artist Alfredo Barsuglia.
Those who crave a little adventure this summer can visit the Mojave Desert to search for a hidden pool. It’s part of an installation by Austrian artist Alfredo Barsuglia.
He launched the project just to see how far people would go to experience a taste of luxury. Barsuglia explained “I wanted to build a man-made luxury that is in great contrast to the area around. Water and pools are a status symbol, and it’s interesting to see how far people will drive to get to it.”
The small pool was completed on June 20th. While it is open to the public, getting to it isn’t exactly easy. Guests need a key to unlock it.
They also require the GPS coordinates of the pool. That means visitors are sent on a treasure hunt of sorts just to find it.
Writer Juliet Bennett Rylah was one of the first to find it and take a dip. She first went to the MAK Center for Art and Architecture and asked for one of the four keys to the pool.
She signed off on some paperwork that states the key cannot be copied and must be returned within 24 hours. The most important requirement is that the visitors do not disclose the pool’s location.
Rylah was successfully able to find and swim in the so-called ‘Social Pool’.