Hubbard, Teresa / Birchler Alexander - House with Pool (New in plastic!)
A house with a swimming pool and three protagonists: an older woman, a teenager and a gardener. The women never meet; the gardener sees everything. The narrative seems to be about the relationship between a mother and daughter--and its rhythm corresponds to the playing of a piano, to a swimmer gliding through the pool and to water splashing in the shower. However, there is more to House with Pool than the fictional tale told by the film; it is also the history of a modernist home in 1950s Texas, where the artists--Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler--lived and worked for a few months, taking their cues from their immediate environment. This publication is devoted to the film, represented here through color stills, photographs, sketches, and plans that visualize its aesthetically seductive, affirmative, yet ambiguous story.
Terresa Hubbard (Irish/ American/ Swiss, born in Dublin, Ireland 1965) and Alexander Birchler (Swiss, born in Baden, Switzerland 1962) have been working collaboratively in film, photography and sculpture since 1990. They live and work in Austin, USA and Berlin, Germany.
Hubbard grew up in Australia and later attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, as well as the graduate sculpture program at Yale University School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut. Birchler grew up in Switzerland and studied at the Academy of Art and Design Basel and the University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland.
Publisher: Christoph Merian Verlag; 1st Edition (2005)
Hardcover: 160 pages
Item weight: 1057 g
Dimensions: 29 x 23,5 x 1,9 cm
(New in plastic!)