the Nordic pavilion at the Venice Biennale 26/8 - 21/11 2010.

5 Sept 2010

Dr. Kessling meets Dr. Johansson

The main project for our last day here will be to enact a number of pavillions in the Biennale. We will do this as low budget and very expedient paraphrases or miniature tributes, that will operate as a critical regionalism within our work. Besides being challenging to stage them, we hope that it will reveal something of the nature of these installations. We start with the project Cloudscapes, where a winding staricase is covered with smoke. Just as we are trying to get our cheap smoke machine to produce enough smoke for the greenhouse, a very interested spectator turns up, and starts to take loads of pictures. It turns out that it is Dr. Wolfgang Kessling from Transsolar, the German climate engineering firm who together with Japanese Tetsuo Kondo has made the project.