August 31, 2010 § Leave a comment
‘Hhylozoic Ground‘, Canada’s official national pavilion for this year’s La Biennale di Venezia, is an experimental piece of architecture that explores the qualities of contemporary wilderness. Designed by Canadian architect and sculptor Philip Beesley, the installation is constructed out of an intricate system of transparent acrylic meshwork links, covered with a network of interactive mechanical fronds, filters, and whiskers. (read more)
June 15, 2009 § 3 Comments
I am not sure if it’s true for every one of the sixty national pavilions throughout Venice, but Canadian Pavilion represents a lot of this country’s qualities, its love and respect for nature, its clean and transparent organization. The beautiful glass and brick structure was built in 1958 by Milanese architecture firm BBPR as part of Italy’s WWII reparations to Canada. This year, for the 53rd Biennale, it shows the work of Ontario artist Mark Lewis curated by Barbara Fischer. The project is a series of short silent movies called Cold Morning using the technique he became known for: rear projection.