jeroen bisscheroux tricks the eye with pool loss of color
all images courtesy of jeroen bisscheroux

 

 

 

 

amsterdam-based artist jeroen bisscheroux has set ‘pool loss of color’ spanning across the ground in a shopping arena in osaka, japan. the carpet-like image produces a distinct 3D optical illusion, which materializes for visitors to the installation: while in reality the graphic is printed on flat plane, the optics reveal that it seems to be a very deep pool of water. its size maintains the proportions of a full-scale swimming pool, its outskirt is patterned with white tiles encompassing the entire perimeter, and its walls are evidently deteriorated, with some panels falling off and oozing a bright green, almost poisonous color.

 

the images unite visuals from both the tsunami in sendai and the disaster in fukishima into a singular graphic, translating the two devastating events to a human scale and demonstrating their personal proximity. the worn pool resembles the suppression pool of the fukushima nuclear power plant, which currently drains highly radioactive material. the communicated ideas aim to raise awareness to the lasting consequences of the tragedies, and emphasize the importance of remembering.

pool loss of color by jeroen bisscheroux
visitors to the installation stand on the carpet-like pool

pool loss of color by jeroen bisscheroux
the printed plane seems to have deep and vast volume

pool loss of color by jeroen bisscheroux
deteriorating tiles reflect visuals from the fukihima disaster

pool loss of color by jeroen bisscheroux
as visitors stand on the installation, the optics reveal that they are standing within the pool

pool loss of color by jeroen bisscheroux
the graphic translates two devastating events to a human scale, demonstrating their personal proximity

pool loss of color by jeroen bisscheroux
a sense of scale

pool loss of color by jeroen bisscheroux
the ground-bound installation tricks the eye

pool loss of color by jeroen bisscheroux
standing at the edge of the pool of water