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Pia bolognesi, bursi giulio
The Leaks of Venice
Experimental doc. | dcp | color and b&w | 17'0'' | Italy / Germany | 2020
An old building in Venice hosts an exhibition, a visitor walks through empty rooms discovering a fictionalized architectural space that functions like an abandoned theatre set. While a city that is slowly drowning floods you with its obsessive presence on and off- screen, imagination can’t exceed reality. Inspired by Alexander Kluge’s oeuvre and his constellation of film and video works, the metanarrative framework of this exploration attempts to de-construct the subjective experience and liberate the cinematic energy from the horror vacui of the display.
Pia Bolognesi (PhD, b. 1981) is an independent curator, art historian and artist based in Berlin. With a background in Performing Arts, Film Theory and Visual and Environmental Studies, she has organized large scale installations, exhibitions and multidisciplinary projects for institutions including the Tate Modern London, MoMA New York, Centre Pompidou Paris, FNC Montreal, 56th Venice Biennale. Her works and installations have been presented at Wiels Bruxelles, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, Kyoto and Tokyo Universities of Art and Design, Deutsche KunstHalle Berlin and Triennale di Milano, among others. Giulio Bursi (PhD, b. 1978) is an independent film curator, dramaturg and film-maker based in Berlin. Educated in Film Theory, he has been assistant director of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet. He realized a documentary feature (J’écoute!, 2007) and different shorts and installations collaborating with international institutions and film festivals like Austrian Film Museum, 56th Venice Biennale, MoMA To Save and Project New York, Turin Film Festival, Il Cinema Ritrovato Bologna, Berlinale, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma Montreal, GAM Turin. Pia Bolognesi and Giulio Bursi work together as Atelier Impopulaire since 2012. Their installations have been exhibited at Centre Pompidou, La Triennale di Milano, Kunsthaus Bregenz, GAM Santiago, The Mix Place, West Bund Art Space and Power Station of Art in Shanghai, Volksbühne Berlin, ZKM Karlsruhe, Tate Modern, Berlin Gallery Weekend, Rotterdam Film Festival. Atelier Impopulaire has developed site-specific projects internationally, collaborating with artists like Aldo Tambellini, Dries Van Noten, Morgan Fisher, Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub, Peter Tscherkassky, Margaret Honda, Experimental Jetset, Christopher Williams, Alexander Kluge.