Come to Venice
Come to Venice (2008 - 2015) is a project about the love for an island, the fear to lose it. A little act of collective performance, a sound of a high tide siren. It is a work dedicated to people who live there and to anyone who feels part of it. Such an intimate thing to belong to everybody. The project, grown up with the relation with locals and, at once, the institutions who take care of the city, is composed by photographic fragments and series, audio, videos, participated contexts, drawings, a documentary. Amerigo Nutolo, project curator, wrote: "Venice and its Lagoon - the artist's motherland, earlier destination, and now origin, of a diasporical movement, under the pressure of a massive penetration of visitors - are places of human braiding, exchange, substitution. A living stage, clotted in the mud, between garlic and sapphires as the T. S. Eliot's poem told. The siren of Come to Venice started to sing few years after Benedetta Panisson moved in Milan, giving begin to a journey through her own birthplace and community, and their contraddictions."
Documentary, 19' 26", HD, colour. High tide siren, original sound, live performance, 10', with a simultaneous artist lecture. Other informations upon request.
S. Marco Square, Negozio Olivetti, FAI and Arsenale, Porta Nuova Tower, Venice, official screenings. Maison de l'UNESCO/COAL, Paris, S'adapter a l'Anthropocene, exhibition (Contingent Movements Archive, selected work). Kleine Humboldt Galerie, Berlin, Project Space Festival, sound performance. Sarajevo Winter Festival, screening. University of MIlano-Bicocca. Royal College of Art, London. Onassis Foundation, Athens, academic seminaries, screenings and collaborations. EU 7FP coordination action/project, Modena, Bruxelles, Venice, workshop and screenings (with ECLT/Ca' Foscari and many participant universities)
Istituto Veneto’s International Journalism Prize for Venice, 2014, winner.
La Guarimba International Film Festival, 2013, Amantea, Italy, Best Documentary Prize.