I have been working hard on two exciting things coming up this weekend/next week.
(Gods of Schedule Making were not kind to me when planning these two events in the same week…)
I’m off to Venice tomorrow to install my work for the Croatian Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennial, then to Hannover on Friday for a 3-day durational performance, part of KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen festival. And then – bruises and all! – back to Venice for the previews and the opening of the Biennale.
Some info on both projects below.
Venice Architecture Biennale 2018
Cloud Pergola: The Architecture of Hospitality
Pavilion of Croatia at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition
Exhibition dates: 26 May 26 – 26 November 2018
Preview: 24 -25 May 2018
Opening: Friday, 25 May, 1.30 PM
Cloud Pergola: The Architecture of Hospitality at the Croatian Pavilion of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018 is a collaborative project crossing the boundaries of architecture, art, engineering, robotic fabrication, and computational modelling.
Conceived by the pavilion curator, Bruno Juričić, with curatorial advice from Branka Benčić, Cloud Pergola brings together three distinct propositions: a pergola structure titled Cloud Drawing by Alisa Andrašek in collaboration with Bruno Juričić, a series of acrylic drawings titled To Still the Eye by Vlatka Horvat, and a sound work Ephemeral Garden by Maja Kuzmanović & FoAM.
About To Still the Eye:
To Still the Eye is a series of drawings made by bare feet immersed in an acrylic wash, as they slide across the surface of paper, leaving a trace of their journey in the form of a straight horizontal line.
Lifted from the floor to the wall, the tracks of the body moving on the firm ground become traces of imaginary movement on the outer edges of the built space. The imprints of the feet on the wall suggest a playful challenge of the body’s relation to space and to gravity, and the line – at once continuous and interrupted with the marks made by the feet falling, touching down, losing balance – appears as an attempt to scale the circumference of the room using the body’s range of movement as a measuring device.
Running around the space as a fence of sorts, the traced line points to the tangible outer boundary of the room, “confirming” the walls’ presence and solidity as a frame and a container for human action. At the same time, the line performs a certain canceling gesture, enacting a perceptual cut in the wall to suggest distances beyond the confines of the built environment. In that sense, the drawings comprising To Still the Eye conjure the horizon, as a physical manifestation of distance, an endpoint destination for the eye, and a metaphor for the future and for a sense of possibility.
Location of the Croatian Pavilion:
CAMPIELLO TANA 2169/F
The participation of Croatia at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia is organized by Moderna Galerija – National Museum of Modern Art, Zagreb with financial support provided by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia. Additional support provided by City of Pula.
This Here and That There – Herrenhäuser Quartet
A performance by Vlatka Horvat at KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen Hannover
Dates: 19 / 20/ 21 May 2018
11am – 7pm daily
Karen Christopher, Noémie Solomon, Season Butler, Vlatka Horvat