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Running threads through Venice

Work on display at the Lighthouse, Glasgow

I am mapping each person who visits the space by asking them where they are from and how they got here, e.g. the route the took through the city. I am using several maps which they add to the personal information too. Read more

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Memories of Spaces

Work on display at the Lighthouse, Glasgow

“I would like to do a public exhibition of main 5 people I would interview, followed by drawings and stories with small publication gathering everything in a smaller format. I would like to create an abstract model of all the spaces that shaped the person as a very private and truly architectural portrait of them.” […] Read more

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Understanding of the essence of Venice through memory making and overlapping of stories

Work on display at the Lighthouse, Glasgow

“Conversations with locals and exhibition visitors have allowed to understand the importance of memory and the great amount of stories that take place within the urban fabric. Although the topic has remained fairly similar, the past weeks have allowed for further development and understanding on: the kind of stories, how they may be collected, and how they may take form. Read more

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Participation and anti-curation

Work on display at the Lighthouse, Glasgow

An investigation into the rules behind the games at Happenstance, the rigour that a free space demands and the efficacy of anti-curation. “Since arriving in Venice, I have been immersed in the processes and philosophy underlying the Happenstance. Read more

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Drawing the Intangible – Environmental Observations of the City

Work on display at the Lighthouse, Glasgow

The proposed research aims to construct new tools for observing, recording and experiencing the relationship between architecture and place. Developing beyond a simplified representation of locale, this research seeks to examine the role of architecture and environment in the choreography of daily life. Read more

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Meet the 2019 Professional Development Programme participants

Scotland + Venice 2019 Professional Development Programme participants

17 Scottish-based individuals are taking part in the 2019 Professional Development Programme as part of the Scotland + Venice 2019 presentation of a new video work by Charlotte Prodger during the Venice Biennale of Art. Read more

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Serendipity

It seems like an oh-so cliché word but it is the only word that can describe my time here in Venice. Preparing to come out here whilst being the last of our bunch to go, keeping up to date on the other people’s time here over five months I felt the pressure to make the most of my time. Read more

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a rhythm’s reflection

It's a cliche isn't it, when you warn a preholidayer/traveller 'the time will just run away from you' and of course, its true. but amplified tenfold in the arena of the venice biennale. the pace is quicker, darker, and sweeter somehow. Read more

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The Role of a Gallery Space

Looking closely at the traditional white cube gallery space and how this has come into rejection over the years, my thoughts came to the role of an exhibition space. Our experience of this environment becomes a restriction, nothing should be touched, no talking, laughing and we slowly pace ourselves around the works of art. Read more