Joephy, Sze Ting Wong

video documentation, color, sound, 6:49 min., 2019

Swimming pools are social containers that carry both individual and collective bodies. At these sites, bodies, memories and social life interact connecting past and future. This project aims to experiment with collective rhythm at the site of a 90-year old public Weimar outdoor swimming pool, the Schwanseebad. During the performance participants will be led by an audio guide to synchronize their body movements, gestures and breathing. Instructing participants to perform body scanning, humming, sound vibration and floating in the water, the artists wants to facilitate intimate contacts between strangers. Creating a shared sensory experience, the project activates embodied memories and points to the potential of better mutual understanding in the future.