wood, upholstery fabric, hardware, vinyl
22 x 16.5 x 2.25 feet
A work conceived for the Red Bull Studios New York exhibition to honor the association between Melrose Place and the GALA Committee. Mimicking conversation pits of the past, Convo Pool offers an opulent, cushioned sanctuary, a place to reflect. Melrose Place meets New York in a watery oasis edged by a landscape of palms.
Adhering to Melrose Place set design, the pattern of tile that edged the pool has been faithfully reproduced on printed and quilted fabric; satin cushions fill in for the water.
The pool is conceived as a yonic structure with plush seating lining the edges and a Faulty Landscape of moveable ottomans floating in the center. When nestled together, puzzle-like, they form the iconic Duchampian image, but visitors are invited to fracture the form by shifting the seating components. Convo Pool interactively facilitates close encounters or intercourse of the verbal kind. Pool Toy affectionately known on the set as” Spermy Wormy” floats above, a buoyant reminder of the biology that propelled the action of Melrose Place.