Big Pool

Nicolás Rupcich in collaboration with Emilio Marín
Video HDV. Audio. 6:30 min.

Big Pool is a video about the largest swimming pool in the world (at the year of the video realization), located on the Chilean coast, in San Alfonso del Mar, Algarrobo. It was inaugurated in December 2006. With over one-thousand meters in length, two-hundred and fifty million liters of water and a size equivalent to six-thousand domestic swimming pools, this milestone has entered into the Guinness Book of World Records as one of the world’s unique constructions.

The video records this vast pool using shots that focus on the obvious artificiality of the location, it shows the buildings of the complex, the site and its relation to the surrounding landscape.

installation views


Installation view @ Dislocación in kontinum / Juraplatz / Biel-Bienne, Switzerland / 2011


Installation view @ Imagen Local / MAC Quinta Normal / Santiago, Chile / 2011


Installation view @ Chili, l'envers du décor / Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton / Paris, France / 2010


Installation view @ Constellations - Beijing Biennale 798 / Beijing, China / 2009