Monday, 1 May 2017

EMPIRE II at 57th Biennale di Venezia

Peninsula, Sparkes & Thompson, 2016
Peninsula, a film by Sparkes & Thompson, 2016, is part of EMPIRE II , a collatoral event and part of the British Art Map, at the 57th Biennale di Venezia.  Artists short films, exploring anxiety, play on a permanent loop for the entire duration of the Biennale.

Referencing supernatural film tropes and drawing on the aesthetics of electronic voice phenomena,
Peninsula transports the viewer into a liminal space. Sparkes and Thompson have combined layers of sound and image to create a mesmerising yet disturbing journey in which the viewer travels, together with the films unsettling auditory and visual presence, to an uncertain conclusion. Live video and field recordings were processed using digital and analogue techniques to reorientate and displace the senses.

Exhibition runs from 13th May until 26th November 2017
Opening times
Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm
Castello 1610/A
Riva dei Sette Martiri
Venezia 30122
EMPIRE II is curated by Vanya Balog

EMPIRE II has toured to many international venues. Read more on the EMPIRE website.

EMPIRE II Exhibition Catalogue