Dark room with a white light colored sculpture and different colorful lights

Isaac Pool, Untitled Mood Lighting (2021). Performance. Photo by Intrinsic Grey.

Isaac Pool's approach is rooted in a promiscuous crossing of disciplines including performance, sculpture, and poetry. They have roots in punk performance and nightlife and first performed in clubs as a teenager wearing costumes made from trash alongside songs and videos produced in their parents’ basement. Pool's work challenges limits of identification and embraces fantasy as a tool for self-determination and social survival – a way of rerouting shared dissonances into assemblages of belonging. Their work is both materially engaged within the social dimensions it occupies and perversely sentimental, embracing and questioning feminist criticality with humor and ambivalence.

About Triangle

Triangle is a visual arts residency in New York founded in 1982, providing a life-changing working environment for committed artists through studio-based opportunities to experiment and create new work; shared community with other artists that lasts a lifetime; introduction of curators and other experts to the work at crucial times; cultivation of new and diverse audiences with public programs, such as open studios; and meaningful exposure to and interaction with the surrounding Brooklyn community and the wider world.