Hundreds of people interact with The Pool by light artist Jen Lewin
An aerial view of The Pool by light artist Jen Lewin
A child interacts with The Pool by light artist Jen Lewin
Swirling color over The Super Pool by light artist Jen Lewin
Two shoes illuminate a platform of The Pool by light artist Jen Lewin
A group of people lay on The Pool by light artist Jen Lewin
The Pool by light artist Jen Lewin fully installed
People interacting with The Pool by light artist Jen Lewin
The Pool by light artist Jen Lewin at the Bellas Artes
The Super Pool by light artist Jen Lewin

THE POOL, traveling since 2008

An interactive traveling pool of light in which your movements activate colorful effects

POOL (verb): combine, amalgamate, blend, join forces, league, merge, put together, share

THE POOL is a giant field of concentric circles that swirl with light when activated by touch. Inspired by Australian tidal pools, Lewin developed technology and code in order to bring this experience around the world. Using mesh-network technology and custom code, visitors can activate platforms that respond to touch—encouraging participation in an ever-changing composition. 

THE POOL has traveled to over sixty exhibition venues in more than twenty countries in the past thirteen years, including: Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Lisbon, Los Angeles, Mexico City, New York City, Prague, Shanghai, Sydney, and Taipei.

Grants, Awards & exhibits

2015   CODAVideo Merit Award: The Pool at AHA! Light Up Cleveland
2012   Honoraria Artist & Featured Exhibit: Burning Man Honorarium
2008   Honoraria Artist & Featured Exhibit: Burning Man Honorarium

2022 – Digital Garden Mount Gambier: The Pool
2022 – Illuminate Adelaide: The Pool
2022 – Industry City, Brooklyn: The Pool
2020 – Festival of Light, Southampton: The Pool
2019 – Conservatory Aglow – Columbus: The Pool
2019 – Stavros Niachros Foundation Cultural Center, Athens: The Pool
2018 – Klanglicht, Graz: The Pool
2018 – Taipei, Taiwan: The Pool
2018 – Light Yards: Washington DC: The Pool
2017 Visual Arts Week: Mexico City
2017 Taikoo li Sanlitun: Beijing
2017 BLINK Cincinnati
2017 Jing An Kerry Centre: Shanghai
2017 Jerusalem Festival of Lights: Jerusalem
2017 Chattanooga
2017 Hong Kong Arts Festival: Hong Kong
2016 Enchanted Forest of Light, Descanso Gardens: Los Angeles
2016 Midtown Crossing: Omaha
2016 WAVE: Light + Water + Sound: Breckenridge
2016 Design Pavilion: New York City
2016 B-Light Festival: Manama
2016 Mother of the Nation Festival: Abu Dhabi
2016 Light City: Baltimore
2016 SPECTRA: Aberdeen
2016 Winter Lights @ Canary Wharf, London
2015 Luna Fête, New Orleans
2015 Istanbul Light Festival: Istanbul
2015 igNIGHT: Fort McMurray
2015 Burning Man: Black Rock City
2015 Bonnaroo Music & Art Festival: Manchester
2015 Summer in Paradise: West Palm Beach
2015 Montréal en Lumière: Montreal
2015 Canal Convergence: Scottsdale
2014 Solo Exhibition: Warwick Arts Centre: Coventry
2014 Signal Festival: Prague
2014 Art de Colombo: Lisbon
2014 Burning Man: Black Rock City
2014 AHA! Light Up Cleveland
2014 Vivid Light: Sydney
2014 iLight Marina Bay: Singapore
2013 Artsfest: Conway
2013 Chalk The Block: El Paso
2013 Biennial of the Americas: Denver
2013 Escape From Wonderland: Los Angeles
2013 Electric Daisy Carnival: Orlando
2013 Electric Daisy Carnival: New York City
2013 Electric Daisy Carnival: Chicago
2013 Electric Daisy Carnival: Las Vegas
2013 Its Electric: Solo Exhibition by Jen Lewin, CU Art Museum
2013 SXSW Eco Light Garden: Austin
2011  Electric Daisy Carnival: Dallas
2011  Electric Daisy Carnival:  Las Vegas
2011  Colorado Ocean Coalition: Boulder
2010  Montreal Balloon Festival: Montreal
2010  Electric Daisy Carnival: Dallas
2010  Electric Daisy Carnival: Denver
2009  Burning Man:  Black Rock City
2008  Burning Man Honorarium Artist: Black Rock City

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