Janetka Platun    
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Messge in a bottle
Brockwell Lido is a 1930’s open air swimming pool in
south London. Equipped with my summer pass I worked with the public to create an installation at the lido called “message in a bottle - a best stolen image”. It features lido visitor’s own words, drawings, paintings and images about the pool, encapsulated individually in over one thousand sealed bottles.
  On the last day of the season, the bottles were set adrift in the pool creating a floating visual narrative of life at the lido from the past to the present. At dusk on an autumnal evening in September the messages inside the bottles were replaced with 1000 blue lights to symbolize the pool being closed for another year.

The messages went on to be exhibited and stored at Lambeth archives.

Commissioned and Funded by Fusion Lifestyle.
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