PERSONAL DIARY: Part 1 Never mind that I am Italian- prior to this placement at the East Midlands Pavillion #EM15 at the Biennale, I had never been to Venice and the only images I had in my mind about the city were those provided by literature, history, fiction and fantasy novels. On the one hand,… Read More Volunteering at the Biennale: the expectations of a historian
Join us on 24 July 2015 for a guided ‘Wander Anywhere’ photowalk! http://wanderanywhere.com/anywhere_map_post/em15photowalk-en/ http://wanderanywhere.com/anywhere_map_post/em15photowalk-it/ Friday 24th July 2015 – 17.00-20.00 @EM15 Venue | Doug’s Fishbone Leisure Land Golf, San Pietro di Castello, 40 (Venice) € 15 Amazon Voucher for Each Registered Participant (up to 40 places available) Requirements to participate: over 16 years old and having… Read More A ‘Wander Anywhere’ Photowalk- 24th July 2015
Our stay in Venice has happily coincided with the Festa del Redentore – a weekend long festival that has been held in Venice since 1577. In 1576, Venice was hit by a brutal plague that killed 50,000 people. To mark the end of the plague, the Venetians held a feast on the day of the… Read More When the Biennale meets the Festa del Redentore…
All images were taken by Cailean Couldridge and are subject to copyright. Cailean Couldridge
Venice and its tourism has for so long been a victim of misremembering, borrowed memories and certain sense of shared ignorance. I myself came to the city armed with an imagined adoration for its culture, an adulation built on shared stories and passing comments, rather than any real personal engagement or prior visits. It was… Read More ‘We are the 99%’- Tourism as ritual
I was already a little familiar with Doug Fishbone from his last major project. Hosted by Dulwich Picture Gallery earlier this year, Made in China saw the artist choose a painting from the famed collection of Old-Masters. A copy of the painting (which remained a secret to all but Fishbone) was then commissioned from one… Read More Leisure Land Golf: reflecting on Doug Fishbone’s S.O.S
This is our very first post! Watch this space for thought-provoking, visually stunning, interesting reads and photos which uncover Venice and the Venice Biennale in a very different light. We hope to stay with us and watch this journey blossom and develop into something spectacular!