Installation view: La Biennale di Venezia – 52nd International Art Exhibition, Croatian Pavilion, Palazzo Querini Stampalia -Area Scarpa, Venice, 2007. Photos Goran Vranic.
Latency (Sala Luzzatto)
2007. Acrylic glass sheets, supporting metal parts, adhesive tape.
1400 x 600 x 270 cm.
The room is dissolved into a fluid virtual garden, a hallucinatory exterior.
The walls and the floor of Sala Luzzato are covered with sheets of transparent acrylic glass. This layer, added to the original architectural features, reflects the surrounding environment – the garden and the canal - in slightly distorted fashion. It brings the exterior inside, in the form of ephemeral images superimposed onto the room surfaces. Strict geometry of the found architectural context has been replaced by a virtual ambiance,
dominated by changeable images of the garden, water, and daylight.
The installation takes place at Area Scarpa – re-designed area of Palazzo Querini Stampalia in Venice – conceived in 1964 by the architect Carlo Scarpa.
The work follows Scarpa’s notion of incessant exchange between the interior and the exterior space, prominently visible in Sala Luzzato; the main room is widely open towards the garden as well as towards the canal.
Installation views: La Biennale di Venezia – 52nd International Art Exhibition, Croatian Pavilion, Palazzo Querini Stampalia -Area Scarpa, Venice, 2007. Photos Goran Vranic.