LIDO (Urban Intervention)

Leslie Pool in Lawrenceville. Pittsburgh, US.
August 2012.

This sculptural gesture seeks to engage in a humorous dialogue with the building and site (a former recreational public pool in Pittsburgh, US). The vacant building nowadays seems misplaced and even removed from its own purpose. I created this intervention as a reaction to this familiar feeling, suggesting a new image of the site that gives agency to the ongoing efforts of the community to re-purpose the building. This piece also serves as a playful homage to the irony behind neglected public spaces in US cities.