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Artist Mike Bouchet takes a dip in the cola-filled swimming pool.

My Fourth of July this year was perhaps the most patriotic Independence Day that I have ever observed, and there wasn't a "Star-Spangled Banner" to be heard. It was spent watching people frolic in a swimming pool filled with cola. What can be more American than that? (Okay, Americans may not have invented cola, but Coca-Cola soon swallowed the market.)

The event I attended wasn't a corporate advertising stunt or the setting of a porn film shoot, although it could easily have suited both. It was an art happening of sorts accompanying an exhibition in Los Angeles by Mike Bouchet, a California-born artist now based in Frankfurt, Germany, who is most widely known for attempting to float a full-scale American suburban home on the Venice canals at last year's Biennale. (Unfortunately, it sank shortly after it was installed).

July 5, 2010 5:05 PM |


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