In the installation, made up of virtual reality video materials, a Venetian gondola drifts through the industrial canals of Porto Marghera, setting off a silent, dystopian recomposition of two Venices: the lagoon and the mainland. ‘Vacanze intelligenti’ then seeks to capture and connect the city’s different identities. The work, based on a film shot in real time on board the gondola, can be accessed remotely in an immersive way through virtual reality viewers.
‘Vacanze intelligenti’, owned by the Museo Fondazione MACC in Sardinia, will be presented on 4 February 2022 at 7 p.m. at the Italian Cultural Institute in Hamburg. Speakers will be the artist Nico Angiuli, the art critic Emanuele Rinaldo Meschini, the director of the MACC museum Efisio Carbone, the IUAV researcher Andrea Curtoni and Gilda Zazzara, professor at the Ca’ Foscari University in Venice.
Nico Angiuli (1981), visual artist and filmmaker, holds a master’s degree in Visual Art from the IUAV University of Venice. His practice, which mainly focuses on the political and social dimensions of labour, includes video productions, projects in public spaces and performances. He has exhibited his works in national and international spaces, including the 2nd Kiev Biennale; the OMI Art Center NY; the MaRT Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto; BOZAR Museum Brussels; the 4th Athens Biennale and the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa.