Japanese Pool Lets You Stand Underwater

by Emily Green · May 4, 2010

The Swimming PoolLook, you guys, those people under water are standing on the bottom of the pool and not floating to the top! Shkiddinggg... We hate to spoil your wonderment, but this neither a scientific development that prevents humans from floating in water, nor is it magic. It's actually an art installation, it's not real.

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- It kind of reminds us of the swimming pool at the W in Fort Lauderdale with the stairwell running through it, except it's cooler...

W Fort Lauderdale pool [via]

The Swimming Pool is a permanent piece at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan by Argentinian artist Leandro Erlich who created the illusion by building a roof over a pool-like space made of two window-like clear acrylic glasses about one foot apart, and partly filling in that space with water.

The Swimming Pool The Swimming Pool [via]

This is pretty exciting since it presents the possibility to finally have an underwater tea party in the pool that lasts more than the 20 seconds you can keep yourself from floating to the top.

The Swimming Pool

The Swimming Pool The Swimming Pool [via]