The duo is known for their visual trickery and tongue-in-cheek satirical artworks, and the 20ft-tall sculpture – dubbed Bent Pool – is unusable thanks to its vertical installation and doubled-over shape.
Unveiled for Miami Art Week, which includes Art Basel and Design Miami events, the permanent sculpture features an azure bowl and white lacquered rim, inset with lights and a diving board. Viewed from the side, it forms an arch that can shelter one person at a time.
Says the artists: ‘Miami Beach is an area that has seen a rise in extreme weather and flooding; its landscape is in flux. Bent Pool encourages us to think about how we normally interact with our surroundings: how accessible or inaccessible they appear.’