within a community swimming pool in los angeles, non-profit arts and educational organization machine project has put on its first underwater art show. the work of 18 creatives has been shown in a sub-aquatic setting, meters below the surface of the water. the free exhibition, which took place in mid-october 2016, has been accessed by swimming visitors making their way through the cool-watered pool. these goggle-wearing gallery-goers encountered a variety of artistic pieces beneath the pool’s edge, experiencing sculpture, ceramics and more in a highly unusual way.

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for the exhibition ‘snorkel dreams’, machine project invited 18 creatives to install their work inside the annenberg community beach house pool in LA. while underwater, visitors were able to view paintings, ceramics, photographs, video, blown glass, a sunken mannequin, and an architectural model — among a host of other works in various mediums. 

 

participating artists included: andrew cannon, jessica cowley, bob dornberger, emily joyce, alice könitz, candice lin, becca lofchie, johnston marklee, jennifer moon & laub, paul pescador, jennifer rochlin, suné woods, kim ye, patricia yossen, mallen&gray, and machine project with grace eunchong.

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all photos by ian byers-gamber, courtesy of machine project

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