Luzinterruptus created yet another dazzling artistic intervention on the streets of Madrid last month, using over 2,000 salvaged plastic cups and containers to create a glowing installation representing a swimming pool. The Spanish art collective filled each of the recycled containers with blue water, arranged them into a small rectangle, and illuminated them. Set up across the Plaza de la Cebada on May 15th, the installation represents a community swimming pool originally demolished in 2008 and never replaced. The team’s work is a beautiful yet forceful reminder that the community is still waiting for the return of the valuable public facility.
Plans are currently underway for a high-end entertainment center and gourmet food market to be developed instead of the swimming pool. As many locals in the neighborhood would not be able to afford some of these up-market luxuries, the guerrilla art group decided to make a stand. This is just their latest in a long series of brilliant creative protests from the artists, and lets hope that if nothing changes at least their work will inspire others and light up the city’s streets.
Images courtesy of Luzinterruptus Facebook page