UBI SUNT 6 MEET ME AT THE POOL
UBI SUNT 6 “MEET ME AT THE POOL”
23 -31 July 2021
The UBI SUNT 6 “Meet Me at the Pool” is a 3D printed sculptural installation presenting Laundry’s take on pool party topographies in Virtual Reality. The public is invited into a subterranean pool party at OVE Gallery. The exhibition is a celebratory deconstruction of poolside performativity. With fountains, pools, and bathing suits Laundry creates an immersive world in which the pool or stadtbäder are sites for sociopolitical speculation on swimmers as neoliberal assets.
Laundry’s scenographic constellation of 3D printed pools sculpted in VR alongside lighting installation using laser engraved glass brings to focus the increasing superficiality of poolscapes for commercial purposes. In doing so, the multi-media installation asks the public to consider what our public pools mean to us. The immersive world comes to life as Laundry fills the underground pool with water and transforms into the Head of the Max Plank Institute Dr. Wolfgang Streeck. In a speculative love letter to an unsung heroine of a proto #metoo movement Eleanor Perry, Laundry enacts a delicate and heartfelt incantation on post-human phenomenology, and our very personal relations to water.
UBI SUNT 6 “Meet Me at The Pool” is part of Laundry’s ongoing research project on site-specific hydro-choreography and the Eleanor Perry Papers Archival Repository at the Margaret Herrick Library at The Online Archive of California OAC. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Costume Design: Michael Laundry
Makeup: Michael Laundry
Set Design: Michael Laundry
Choreography: Michael Laundry
Script: Michael Laundry
Filming: Michael Laundry, Dale Rothenberg and Paal Rasmusen
Sound Installations: Michael Laundry
Galleri OVE, 2021