Film at the Biennale
14 Nov 2019   Venice, Venice Biennale, Italy    Goto first   Goto last    More photos   
 
 
 
 
 

The films at the Biennale were super and there were a lot to see. They were on topics like AI, data representation, colonialism, pop culture, predictions, making a sandwich, teleportation. At the exhibit the films are sort of hidden, you know a film is there when you see a black curtain, that leads to a black hallway, that then leads to a black room (I've made my point, it's dark) where the film runs in a loop. Somehow I didn't trip or bump anyone. As your eyes adjust you make out people, sitting or standing. Usually there are not enough chairs. If it's promising I stay, if its got either too much or not enough on screen I leave.

There is no indication of where you are in the movie, it runs in a continuous loop. People come and go, after a complete loop or just long enough to decide to take a pass. It's odd at first, then not. A few minutes watching Bart Simpson smoke a cigarette was enough of one. Others I'd gladly see over and over again.

 
 
 
 
This is the future, Hito Steyerl, Germany
 
One of my faves, saw it twice. It also had decent seating.
 
 
 
 
This is the future, Hito Steyerl, Germany
 
One of my faves, saw it twice. It also had decent seating.
 
 
 
 
This is the future, Hito Steyerl, Germany
 
One of my faves, saw it twice. It also had decent seating.
 
 
 
This is the future, Hito Steyerl, Germany
 
 
 
 
This is the future, Hito Steyerl, Germany
 
 
 
 
This is the future, Hito Steyerl, Germany
 
 
 
data-verse 1, Ryoji Ikeda, Japan
 
 
 
 
data-verse 1, Ryoji Ikeda, Japan
 
 
 
 
data-verse 1, Ryoji Ikeda, Japan
 
 
 
data-verse 1, Ryoji Ikeda, Japan
 
For a sample check out YouTube's data-verse 1 snippet. More on the artist also at YouTube.
 
 
 
 
data-verse 1, Ryoji Ikeda, Japan
 
For a sample check out YouTube's data-verse 1 snippet. More on the artist also at YouTube.
 
 
 
 
data-verse 1, Ryoji Ikeda, Japan
 
For a sample check out YouTube's data-verse 1 snippet. More on the artist also at YouTube.