Cinema galleggiante

20/08 - 04/09/2021

Event

Palazzo Grassi - Punta della Dogana takes part to the second edition of Cinema Galleggiante - Unknown Waters, a cycle of screenings that takes place exclusively on the waters of the Venetian Lagoon.

The theme of the second edition of the festival is travel. Travel embodies not only the exploration of distant lands, the depths of the sea, outer space and time itself, but also the exploration of the relationships between cultures, a way of accessing and comparing them with one another. Venice has always been a crossroads of stories and cultures, a place of arrivals and departures, but it is also regularly challenged by overtourism, lending itself to hosting a reflection on new forms of mobility and cohabitation.

The event consists of a series of screenings, performances and presentations on a floating platform located in the middle of the lagoon, in the shallows behind the Giudecca island, located close to the Rio de Sant’Eufemia. Spectators will be able to watch the programming from both their own boats, and from a barge designed to accommodate members of the public without a boat, in compliance with the current social distancing rules.

Palazzo Grassi - Punta della Dogana presents within the festival three films of artists from the Pinault Collection:

Love is the Message, The Message is Death by Arthur Jafa, 2016 (7’25’’)
Grosse fatigue by Camille Henrot, 2013 (13’)
De-extinction by Pierre Huyghe, 2014 (12’38”)

Microclima in collaboration with Palazzo Grassi - Punta della Dogana presents Nova by Cao Fei, 2019 (109’), film soon to be screened at MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Roma.

Cinema Galleggiante - Unknown Waters is a project conceived by Edoardo Aruta and Paolo Rosso presented by Microclima, in collaboration with Ocean Space / TBA21 − Academy, Pentagram Stiftung, Palazzo Grassi - Punta della Dogana - Pinault Col- lection, In Between Art Film Foundation and Lamyland - Owenscorp.