Another Venice

“Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.” 

As Italo Calvino suggests, cities are works of the brain, as their existence vastly depends on our understanding and perception. Humans tend to match their understanding of their surroundings with what already exists in their brain. 

This project focuses on the phenomenological approach to understanding the historic centre of Venice, and explores the manifestation of an Escherian-like pavilion that represents Venice in the most intense of ways.  Algorithms generated by walking the city were combined with mathematics and visual effects reminiscent of M.C. Escher to represent the play of light and shadows, scale, short perspectives and the repetition of bridges.  This exploration takes many forms, as physical and psychological intrigues are challenged.