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

23 Sept 2010

Haunting Venice #1

Venice is very much a city of the mind, it's identity being built by both real and fabricated myths. One could argue that the "Venice of the mind" is more real than the physical city. The mental image is what we bring home from our trip and what all the souvenirs depict. While the physical Venice can't be transformed or modernized, Venice of the mind can. In "Haunting Venice" Ola attempts to fabricate updated versions of classic Venetian phenomena, such as the Ghetto, which got hauntology-washed through give-away postcards...

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