In response to the mission of Biennale Urbana, an organization aiming to develop ideas, practices, strategies, and tools to rethink the relationship between the Biennial system and the Venetian metropolis, the Eye of the Beholder Project will create a platform for aesthetic engagement that draws inspiration from everyday inhabitants of the Lagoon.
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ACT I: In Residence at Caserma Pepe with Biennale Urbana
May 20 - May 28, 2017
Activating the abandoned military structure Caserma Pepe, in collaboration with the national organization Demanio and local associations Fispmed and Proloco, Biennale Urbana is creating space for aesthetic engagement with the public during the traditional Festa della Sensa on the Island of Lido in the Venetian Lagoon.
During this time period, Biennale Urbana will create a temporary studio for artist Francine Kay Affourtit to begin research and production on a new work inspired by the location and in exchange with the local population through workshops and demonstrations. This artist residency in Caserma Pepe is part of the larger collaborative project Eye of the Beholder being developed for exhibition in 2019.
May 20 - June 30: Residency
May 27: Open Studio
May 28: Workshops + Demonstrations
Biennale Urbana is a translocal agency which serves to cluster and weave formal and informal realities, local and international institutions, cultural and social practitioners, visitors and inhabitants, in a common action for change.
Follow the development of the project through this "flux" via the BURB website: https://www.biennaleurbana.com/flux/-238209570. This platform serves as a shared narration of collective acts uploaded in real time by participating partners.