La Biennale di Venezia
Exhibition Palazzo Mora 2023
May 23 - November 23


Participation in the Time Space Existence 2021 exhibition left us with unused 6x6 cm wooden beams. Following the notion of sufficiency, they were used thoughtfully, demonstrating a considerate use of wood as a resource, and practicing a simple construction method. Wooden side to side joints were secured with bolts. It results in a fine play of horizontal, vertical, or diagonal elements, depending on the load distribution. The canopy is designed from reused materials. A closer look reveals that it originates from packaging products of the firewood industry and becomes an artistic sculptural element through the illuminated mesh weaving. The finely joined framework and the attached mesh thus reflect a link to Venetian craftsmanship.

At first glance, the installation mirrors the local identity and formally integrates into the Venetian context through the reference of the altana. Nevertheless, it stands out and arouses the viewer's curiosity with its unconventional reinterpretation of the traditional theme. Underneath the canopy, a peaceful space of contemplation is created, it is permeable to air and provides shade due to its meshing. These sensations create a noticeable ambiguity between the external-contextual, and internal – environmental, but as well phenomenological perception of the installation. With empathy and care for the residents of Venice who face the issue of resilience, the project proposes a design adapted to their spatial needs, as we imagine them.

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