”Just water”

event: ”6 Construction in Process – The Bridge”, Power Station, Melbourne, Australia, 1998

This installation was presented in a deserted, disused power-station. Generally the atmosphere was gloomy and unpromising. A swimming-pool was constructed – I wanted to suggest water as a symbol of cleansing. At the same time the surface of water reflected the whole massiveness of the structure creating the impression that the observer was inside an enormous cathedral. Towels were placed around the pool to “encourage” the public to jump in.