Swimming Pool, Sofia
Swimming Pool is an art project space in Sofia. It is located on a central rooftop with an empty pool built in the 1930s.
Since the founding of Swimming Pool in 2014, Viktoria Draganova organizes its artistic program.
Æther is situated in the heart of Sofia, under the roof of Platform B. It is a project by Voin De Voin and Parsifal Marin.
Domus Aurea at Swimming Pool and Æther
Sofia Art Weekend
28.09 - 30.09.2017
Over a weekend, two art spaces in Sofia – Æther and Swimming Pool – were transformed into a “golden house”, our domus aurea. The project initiated a conceptual collaboration searching for difference and resonances between two recently founded art spaces. It established a dialogue while underlining the importance of differences and the specific characteristic of each of us.
Æther proposed a site-specific installation, Aura, by Simeon Simeonov, and a twenty-four hour performance by Voin de Voin. Both works are, in a sense, a collective experience considered as a social experiment.
Ivan Spasov: Heavenly Blue Morning, Noon and the Pathway Behind Noon, held at Swimming Pool was an exploration of the oeuvre of composer and conductor Ivan Spasov (1934 - 1996) who was among the instigators of a Bulgarian Avant-garde in modern classical music.
The exhibition included selected scores, texts as well as documentary material. It was accompanied by a discussion and a performative concert of rarely played musical pieces and songs on the rooftop terrace.