My new film, Witness, created during my Earth Water Sky residency with Science Gallery Venice at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, premiered in the Italian Pavilion, live online and in person, on 24th July 2021. The screening was part of the Resilient Communities programme, an event organised in the context of the Italian Pavilion at the 17th International Exhibition of Architecture at La Biennale di Venezia.
The work is premised on the examination of an ice core as the post mortem of a glacier, drawing connections between the human body and the body of ice through movement, sound and words.
My partner on the residency was climate scientist Carlo Barbante at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and his Ice Memory Team. The Ice Memory Project is a global initiative to create an archive of ice cores from glaciers that are rapidly disappearing.
You can watch the introduction to the film by myself and Ariane Koek, one of the invited Creative Directors of CITYX VENICE, the official Italian Virtual pavilion, and the curator/producer of Witness here: https://www.facebook.com/100876598609867/videos/518992852765648.
The Earth Water Sky programme is fully funded by Fondation Didier et Martine Primat.