Ivana Franke. Latency
Exhibition catalogue. Edited by Željko Kipke
Croatian Pavilion, 52nd International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Area Carlo Scarpa, Palazzo Querini Stampalia, Venice.
When creating site specific installations, Ivana Franke relates to the space by using a strategy that can be defined as symbiosis. Simple designs of the construction, and basic light bodies that make those up, respect more than the mere “host’s” spatial stipulation. Moreover, at semantic level, the installations always refer to a spectrum of connotations carried by each particular space. Therefore Franke’s installations, in their final form, although by themselves entirely invisible, actually bring to the fore those suppressed, less visible yet primeval and important constitutive characteristics of the space, so effortlessly revealed by her perception, even in demanding spaces such as the Area Scarpa. The axis of Venetian opus by Ivana Franke in honour of Serenissima is made of various manifestations of light.
During the Biennial these will fill up Scarpa’s space with images depending on time flow, the time of the day or meteorological conditions, as well as on a view, attention and a position of observer.
Essentially, by creating visual sensations, these works aim at spotlighting latent potentialities of the space, which would otherwise slip visitors’ attention during an ordinary visit. While the light medium that Ivana has allocated to Sala Luzzatto depends on the time of the day and climate’s unpredictability, she equipped three dark lateral rooms with modes of light’s regime control...
Texts by Branko Franceschi, Željko Kipke, Maroje Mrduljaš.
Croatian / English 21.8 x 22.8 cm, 80 pages.
Published by Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, 2007.