This Little Swimming Pool is a Secret Art Installation Hidden in the Mojave Desert

Part interactive art installation and part social experiment, "Social Pool," by Austrian artist Alfredo Barsuglia, is an eleven-by-five-feet wide pool installed in the southern Mojave Desert between Joshua Tree and Apple Valley. The installation is open to the public, but in order to get to it and use the pool, visitors need to get the GPS coordinates to it's location and a key to open its mobile cover from the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, in West Hollywood. Barsuglia, who created the project to highlight the lengths to which people will go for a little leisure says, "It's really hard to find. There is no road. There is no fence. There is no sign. There is no trail. You just come on it. I'm sure some people won't find it."

Find out more about the project here.

via [MessyNessy Chic]

Photos by Juliet Bennett Rylah/LAist and Alfredo Barsuglia.