If others had not been foolish - we should be so. WILLIAM BLAKE
Thank you for having visited our elements|stone|performance on Saturday May 15! The recorded live-performance video is now available.
»The place of the performance is an empty pool, which is filled with art. As an interior space the POOL is like a small ocean of possibilities. The LOOP does not mean the content as a repeating loop, but stands for the recurring (re)design of a space with artistic means.«
elements | under | stand
The project was formed in late summer 2020 by a group of independent artists coming from Korea, Georgia and Germany. The current project which runs in an indoor swimming pool, also gave us our name as a new artist group: poolloop. The artistic approach is inspired by Korean five-elements-philosophy, which describes the harmonic interaction of five different elements: stone, water, tree, fire and soil.
What lies »beneath«? As soon as we started to explore these elements, it soon became clear to the group that the subject is multi-faceted and complex. Within our (swimming) pool as our artistic laboratory and stage, we took the expression »elements | under | stand« as an underlying theme for our performative researche. How would we develop and performe the five elements from an individual artist point of view?
As a result of our artistic journey, our website shows our approach from a cross-disciplinary perspective and reflects a constant state of change.
Please excuse any potential errors you may find while exploring our homepage and enjoy our artistic results in the hope of not being taken too seriously...!