Given my interest in mapping edges or peripheries of private water, a comparison to the adjacent peripheries of public water may be an appropriate comparison.

Using the idea of itinerary through “The Swimmer” may be an effective conveyer of ideas. Specifically the cliff top residential properties of the shore as a field of pools running adjacent to the inward bays that run up the coast. Trip : From Devonport to Long Bay.

One: The Swimmer navigating private pools, fraught with boundary, edge and the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987.

Two: The northward bound of bays and inlets of the coastal shore.

Route One will distill the notion of boundarys, edge, periphery and privacy. And route Two will describe the opportunity of our coastline as illustrated in R.H. Toy’s text: Auckland the Water City of the South Pacific. With emphasis on public opportunity.

Ideas for representation of project: 1 through 5
1. The Swimmer : long line stitch through separate pools

2. Circumnavigation of the shore looking at edge relationship to water in proximity to pools. lined out and compared in a linear way with the next inner ring

3. Transept line of sorts - taking samples of all of Auckland

4. Mapping the shore only with coastal lines and swimming pools

5. Concertina like flip out of all pools on the shore - no spatial relationship just as a catalogue of colors and peripheries


Two pool construction companies in Johannesburg during the 1970’s were listed in the JSE (Johannesburg Stock Exchange). This image exemplifies why that was the case. ( GOOGLE EARTH 2011 Beverly Gardens)

" I found out there's a row of swimming pools all the way to my house"

The Swimmer 1968 Directed by Frank Perry

Neddy Merrill has been away for most of the Summer. He reappears at a friend’s pool. As they talk, someone notices that there are pools spanning the entire valley. He decided to jog from pool to pool swimming the whole valley. As he stops in each pool his interactions tell his life story. ( IMDB )