House with Pool
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 story as 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.