Monthly Archives: May 2015

Some photos of Venice, with notes, first stage of reflection…

Archway, Venice     Kate in Venice, Arsenale, May 2015 Kate drumming at The Arsenale Venice Biennale May 2015 Kate drawing after drumming, Venice Biennale May 2015 Artist Chiharu Shiota giving a talk with her installation the Key in the Hand Japan Pavilion Venice 2015     Sarah Lucas GB Pavilion Venice detail of installation Sun Light on the floor Palazzo Fortuny    The Key in The Hand detail Japanese pavilion Chiharu Shiota Venice Biennale 2015

Venice is always a joy to visit. I had three hectic days there at the opening of this year’s Biennale. I was there to work with the Pressroom.org and to write a review for The International Times (both responses pending as of 24th May). I loved the intensity of everything, the sunshine and the dust, the blues of the sky and the water; I loved the 3 screen installation Vertigo Sea  by John Akomfrah (which made me cry so I could not watch to the end), and The Key in the Hand by Chiharu Shiota, which was also beautiful and moving, but more optimistic. More to come….

                 Venice is always a joy to visit. I had three hectic days there at the opening of this year’s Biennale. I was there to work with the Pressroom.org and to write a review for The International Times (both responses pending as of 24th May). I loved the… Read more »