Catalonia presents the Collateral Occasion Catalonia in Venice_LLIM throughout the program of Biennale Arte 2022, an set up from the artist Lara Fluxà curated by Oriol Fontdevila. LLIM (silt) is an organism that employs water and glass to position Venice in its substratum, each previous and current.
LLIM is an organism that quickly displaces water from the Canal di San Pietro utilizing a tubular glass system. Water and glass, two idiosyncratic supplies which have performed a key position within the metropolis’s historical past, turn into inseparable with this set up; two sides of the identical panorama, which is each pure and cultural. The flexibility of glass and water to reversibly mutate between states of matter retains them open to collaboration and facilitates their coexistence. On this sense, LLIM is generated from a exact instinct of the very important flux: life’s chance is because of matter’s viscosity and collaborative capability.
Water and Glass
Glass was described by Georgius Agricola as a fusible stone similtaneously a stable juice. He was the primary traveler to explain the trade in Venice, within the sixteenth century. For him glass materialized because the manifestation of ambiguity. The identical might be mentioned of town; it has been cradled all through the centuries in a fragile steadiness between a stable state and a liquid one. Venice emerges from the sediments equipped by the rivers that movement into the lagoon, though it’s underneath perpetual menace of disappearing into the waters of the Adriatic.
Water has fertile energy as a result of it turns into silt when in touch with the earth. From the black mud of the Nile, the fertile land, comes the Arabic phrase khemia, alchemy, which has traditionally discovered a supply of inspiration in glass, and its practitioners used it for the transmutation of base metals. LLIM doesn’t aspire, in any case, to the acquiring of gold nor of the quintessence: it strikes the muse of Venice with the identical calm that it metabolizes and returns the supplies to their origin.
LLIM discreetly adheres to the canals and the glass tubes, connecting them, and, by means of its circulation, progressively assimilates the layers that make up the place. With out with the ability to distinguish trigger from impact, or inside from exterior, in Venice LLIM pronounces itself like a Klein bottle: it’s a located manifestation of the viscous conduct of matter.
LLIM consists of a bunch of glass cisterns, capsules and tubes that create a panorama of natural shapes. Water completely circulates within the set up, the place it interacts with oil and milk as if it had been a efficiency whose protagonists are the supplies. The motion of the water shall be dictated by the pressure of gravity, in addition to being helped by the water pumps and valves managed by PLC microprocessors.
On this means, a pump system put in on the banks of the Canale di San Pietro extracts water. This pump will repeatedly provide the constructing that homes the Catalan participation within the Venice Biennale with materials from the canal mattress. Inside, because it circulates, the water scatters remnants of mud. After a couple of minutes the water returns to the movement of the Venice water community. Steadily, over the interval of the Biennial, the set up will assimilate the subsoil of Venice, which is able to transfer because it passes by means of the tubes of this organism.
at Catalonia in Venice_Llim
till November 27, 2022