The city is redundant: it repeats itself so that something will stick in the mind.
Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities, 1972.
In a hot city in the summer tourists wander through the outmoded pavilions at the Giardini where national character was defined decades ago by barely known architects, or meandering around the fragmented curations at the Arsenale. This installation questions not just the basis of the Biennale, but also the weighty spectacle of the city itself. The drift is the aimlessness of the tourist visiting the Biennale and Venice in pursuit of this year’s meaningful art experience.
With Jane Madsen; part of David Goldenberg’s and his Postautonomy Group installation, Alternative Structures, GAA, Pallazo Bembo, during the Venice Biennale 2003.
Video installation, 14 minutes.