Somewhere in the vast Mojave desert, between Joshua Tree and Apple Valley, there is a pool waiting for you. And it would like you to find it.
The pool is actually an artwork called Social Pool and was put in place by Austrian artist Alfredo Barsuglia, who is famous for his interactive sculptures (you can see another one of them, the buried in sand 'Oderfla Beauty Resort' in the slide show above). This time, he partnered up with L.A. instution MAK Center for Art and Architecture to bring the Social Pool to life.
If you want to visit, just show up at the museum in West Hollywood and you'll receive the keys and GPS coordinates. Then you have 24 hours to track down that pool before you have to bring the keys back.
And lastly, here is some practical information from the museum's website:
'The visiting season is May 1 through September 30, seven days a week. The GPS coordinates of Social Pool as well as the key to open its cover are provided by the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in West Hollywood. Please call or pass by the MAK Center on the day you want to visit Social Pool and check if the key is available. No reservations are possible.
Social Pool is located in the desert, in a remote area without any infrastructure. Be aware that there are no roads, trails or signs that lead to the pool. You will have to walk a certain distance in order to reach the pool from the nearest road. Don’t forget to bring drinking water, food and sun protection. For your stay in the desert, it’s recommended to wear a hat, sun glasses, and boots.'
Alfredo Barsuglia: Social Pool // California // until September 30th // website