15 Sep 2019, Radtour / cycling: Brixen -> Bozen

15 Sep 2019, Radtour / cycling: Brixen -> Bozen

  • Start: Brixen
  • Weg/Trail: Eisack-Tal/valley, via Klaussen, Waidbruck, div. tunnels; 42km. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eisack: Der Eisack (ital.: Isarco): zweitgrößter Fluss Südtirols … entspringt am Brenner … mündet … südlich von Bozen in die … Etsch / The Eisack is South Tyrol‘s second-largest river, originates from the Brenner and flows into the Etsch.
  • Ziel / Destination: Bozen, https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bozen

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14 Sep 2019, Φ Brixen: Projekt StadtLandFluss

14.9.2019, Brixen: Projekt StadtLandFluss

www.provinz.bz.it/sicherheit-zivilschutz/wildbach/stadtlandfluss.asp: Projektgebiet – Mittleres Eisacktal (Gemeinden Brixen und Vahrn) … Beginn: Herbst 2009; Umsetzung: laufend … Träger: Agentur für Bevölkerungsschutz, Gemeinde Brixen, Gemeinde Vahrn. Leben am Fluss bedeutet Leben im Spannungsfeld von Nutzen und Gefahren … der Siedlungs- und Wirtschaftsraum ist begrenzt und der Nutzungsdruck auf den Flussraum steigt. Den Talboden von Brixen sicherer und lebenswerter zu gestalten und den Flussraum im mittleren Eisacktal ökologisch aufzuwerten: Dies sind die Ziele … im Projekt StadtLandFluss … im Zuge des EU-Programms „Regionale Wettbewerbsfähigkeit und Beschäftigung EFRE 2007 – 2013 “ mit … Flussraummanagementplan gestartet … zielt darauf ab, einen guten ökologischen Zustand der Gewässer im mittleren Eisacktal zu sichern, den Flussraum als Naherholungsgebiet zu gestalten und gleichzeitig die hochwasserbedingten Risiken für Mensch, Natur und Wirtschaft nachhaltig zu senken … analysierten Fachleute … die Bereiche aquatische und terrestrische Ökologie, Wassergefahren, Wasserwirtschaft und Raumordnung … Leitbild und … Maßnahmenkatalog … erarbeitet. Begleitet … von einer intensiven Öffentlichkeitsarbeit … Umsetzungsphase … Realisierung von Hochwasserschutzmaßnahmen am Trametsch- und Schaldererbach und … ökologischen Maßnahmen in der Millander Au und in Schrambach … ein Ideenwettbewerb für den Hochwasserschutz von Brixen ausgeschrieben … Im Februar 2018 wurde mit den Maßnahmen … begonnen … über das Operationelle Programm „Investitionen in Wachstum und Beschäftigung EFRE 2014 – 2020“ finanziert und umgesetzt. Derzeit werden … erste Austrittspunkte des Wassers bei einem Hochwasser entschärft … auf der östlichen Seite des Eisacks ein Flachufer gestaltet, das neben Schutzwasserwirtschaftlichen Aspekten auch als Naherholungszone dient … 2018 wird ein Planungswettbewerb und ein hydraulischer Modellversuch für den 2. Projektierungsabschnitt ausgeschrieben.

Informationstafeln (Auswahl):

  • Projekt – Stadt-Land-Fluss … „Moderner Hochwasserschutz braucht neue Konzepte“ / Progetto – Città-Paese-Fiume … „Una moderna difesa idraulica ha bisogno di buovi concetti“
  • Leben am Fluss – gestern heute morgen … Wir müssen dem Fluss wieder mehr Raum geben / Vivere sul fiume – ieri oggi domani … Dobbiamo riconsegnare al fiume il suo maggiore spazio vitale“
  • Leitbild und Entwicklungsziele … / Obiettivi di sviluppo e linee guida …
  • Maßnahmenkonzept SICHERHEIT … / Concetto misure PROTEZIONE DA PIENE …
  • Maßnahmenkonzept NAHERHOLUNG / ÖKOLOGIE … / Concetto misure RICREAZIONE / ECOLOGIA …
  • Maßnahmenumsetzung 2012-2016 … / Realizzazione di Interventi 2012-2016 …

Brixen, https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brixen: italienisch Bressanone … bis 1919 offiziell Brixen am Eisack … eine Stadt und Gemeinde im Südtiroler Eisacktal … eine der ältesten Städte der Region Tirol, der Hauptort des Eisacktales …

11-14 Sep 2019, Venedig / Venezia / Venice: Impressions

11-14 Sep 2019, Venedig / Venezia / Venice: impressions

  • Canal grande, https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canal_Grande: Hauptwasserstraße in der Lagunenstadt Venedig …. das letzte Stück des nördlichen Armes des Flusses Brenta, der durch die Lagune zieht, weshalb das Wasser hier … immer fließt. Rund 45 kleinere Kanäle … münden in den Canal Grande ein.
  • Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti, https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palazzo_Cavalli-Franchetti: … meistens nur Palazzo Franchetti … im 16. Jahrhundert errichtet … im 19. Jahrhundert neugotisch umgebaut … am Canal Grande in der Nähe des Ponte dell’Accademia … Seit 1999 ist der Palast … ein … Sitz der venezianischen Wissenschafts- und Kultureinrichtung Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti. Im Dezember 2003 wurde dort … das Europäische WHO-Büro für Investition für Gesundheit und Entwicklung eröffnet. – Vgl. 29-30 Mar 2010.
  • L’arsenale di Venezia, https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arsenal_(Venedig): Schiffswerft, Zeughaus und Flottenbasis der ehemaligen Republik Venedig (abgeleitet vom arabischen darsiná-a: „Arbeitsstätte“) … beschrieb Dante Alighieri … in der Göttlichen Komödie (Inferno, XXI. Gesang, 7.–12. Vers) die emsige Geschäftigkeit im Arsenal von Venedig … war von Mauern und Türmen umgeben wie eine Festung, zu der es bis zum Jahr 1806 nur zwei Eingänge gab … Wassertor Ingresso all’Acqua … von zwei im Jahre 1574 errichteten Türmen flankiert … Portaltor Ingresso di Terra …
  • Giudecca, https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giudecca: … kleine langgezogene Inselgruppe im Süden der Stadt …Teil des Stadtsechstels Dorsoduro
  • Giardini Pubblici
  • Piazza San Marco / Markusplatz, mit Basilica di San Marco / Markusdom und Campanile di San Marco / Markusturm, https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markusplatz, https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markusdom, https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markusturm_(Venedig)
  • Palazzo Ducale / Dogenpalast, https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogenpalast.

UNESCO World Heritage: Venice and its Lagoon, https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/394/: The UNESCO World Heritage property comprises the city of Venice and its lagoon situated in the Veneto Region … Venice became a major maritime power in the 10th century. The whole city is an extraordinary architectural masterpiece in which even the smallest building contains works by some of the world’s greatest artists such as Giorgione, Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese and others. In this lagoon … nature and history have been closely linked since the 5th century when Venetian populations, to escape barbarian raids, found refuge on … sandy islands … These … settlements gradually became permanent and the initial refuge of the land-dwelling peasants and fishermen became a maritime power … In this inland sea … rises amid a tiny archipelago … one of the most extraordinary built-up areas of the Middle Ages … almost every small island had its own settlement, town, fishing village and artisan village (Murano) … at the heart of the lagoon, Venice itself stood as one of the greatest capitals in the medieval world … Venice and its lagoon landscape is the result of a dynamic process which illustrates the interaction between people and the ecosystem of their natural environment over time … Venice is a unique artistic achievement. The city … seems to float on the waters of the lagoon, composing an unforgettable landscape whose imponderable beauty inspired Canaletto, Guardi, Turner and many other painters … a link between the East and the West, between Islam and Christianity and lives on through thousands of monuments and vestiges of a time gone by … 13th century Scuole hospitals and charitable or cooperative institutions … an outstanding example of a semi-lacustral habitat which has become vulnerable as a result of irreversible natural and climate changes. In this coherent ecosystem where the muddy shelves (alternately above and below water level) are as important as the islands, pile-dwellings, fishing villages and rice-fields need to be protected no less than the palazzi and churches … It was from Venice that Marco Polo (1254-1324) set out in search of China, … Sumatra, India and Persia …

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13 Sep 2019, Φ Venezia: Santa Maria della Salute

13.9.19 Venezia: Santa Maria della Salute

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Maria_della_Salute: … commonly known simply as the Salute … a Roman Catholic church … located at Punta della Dogana in the Dorsoduro sestiere of the city of Venice … between the Grand Canal and the Giudecca Canal … the most recent of the so-called plague churches … In 1630, Venice experienced an unusually devastating outbreak of the plague … the Republic of Venice vowed to build and dedicate a church to Our Lady of Health (or of Deliverance, Italian: Salute). … baroque style … Construction began in 1631. Most of the objects of art housed in the church bear references to the Black Death … an important addition to the Venice skyline … soon became emblematic of the city, inspiring artists like Canaletto, J. M. W. Turner … The Salute is a vast, octagonal building with two domes and a pair of picturesque bell-towers at the back. Built on a platform made of 1,000,000 wooden piles, it is constructed of Istrian stone and marmorino (brick covered with marble dust) …The façade is decorated with figures of Saint George, Saint Theodore, the Evangelists, the Prophets, Judith with the head of Holofernes.

Lit. – Basilica della Salute (2013): Basilica of Good Health in Venice. Edizioni KINA Italia. – Contents (selected): 1630 – The Plague; The Promise; The Vow; The Construction; The Madonna of Candia [Crete]; The Madonna of Good Health; The new life.

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11-13 Sep 2019, Venezia / Venice Art Biennale 2019

11.-13.9.2019 Venezia / Venice Art Biennale 2019

11 May – 24 Nov 2019, La Biennale di Venezia: “May you live in interesting times”, www.labiennale.org. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biennale_di_Venezia: internationale Kunstausstellung in Venedig … seit 1895 zweijährlich … die älteste Biennale …

The Venice Art Bienale 2019 is divided into two proposals: (i) Proposta (proposal) A, at the Arsenale, (ii) Proposta B, in the Giardini’s Central Pavilion (Padiglione Centrale). In addition, there are National pavilions, etc.

Proposta A, at the Arsenale, Central Pavilion – Sample exhibits:

  • Shilpa Gupta (Mumbai, India): For in your tongue, I cannot fit. Installazione sonora con cento altoparlanti, microfoni, testi stampati e leggii di metallo / Sound Installation with 100 speakers, microphones, printed text and metal stands, 2017-18. labiennale.org/en/art/2019/partecipants/shilpa-gupta: … works around the physical and ideological existence of boundaries, revealing their simultaneously arbitrary and repressive functions. Her practice draws on the interstitial zones between nation states, ethno-religious divides and structures of surveillance … – http://shilpagupta.com/for-in-your-tongue-i-cannot-fit-audio/. “… addresses the violence of censorship through a symphony of recorded voices which speak or sing the verses of 100 poets imprisoned for their work or political positions, from the 7th century to the present day … a grid of 100 microphones … reverse-wired to function as speakers. The recitations in multiple languages … create a soundscape … chorus of disembodied voices.”. – Sample text: Anna Barkova (detained 1934, 1947, 1957): “It betrayed our hopes, it mocked our love, it promised us victories and gave us new despots”. Vgl. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Barkova: А́нна Алекса́ндровна Барко́ва… 1901-1976 … a Soviet poet, journalist, playwright, essayist, memoirist, and writer of fiction … imprisoned for more than 20 years in the Gulag …
  • Hito Steyerl (Berlin): This is the Future (2019). Videoinstallazione, ambiente / Video installation, environment. Part 1: This is the Future (2019). Video HD a singolo canale, colori, sonoro, 16’ / single channel HD video, color, sound, 16’, part 2: Power Plants: Video HD a 8 canali, colori, sonoro, in loop / 8 channel HD video, color, sound, looped. Ambiente … Graphic design, Tipografia … Camera … Voce fuoricampo / Voice over … Metraggio di Chemnitz / Chemnitz footage … Algoritmo di previsione futura .. / Initial future prediction algorithm … Sistema video neurale / Neural video system … In This is the Future una donna decide di ritrovare un giardino che aveva dovuto nascondere nel futuro per proteteggerlo… / In This is the Future a woman sets out to find a garden that she had to hide in the future in order to protect it … digital flowers that bud, bloom and wither – yet never come into existence … The garden is lost in the future …Steyerl raises questions about the role AI will play in our lives. – labiennale.org/en/art/2019/partecipants/hito-steyerl: At a time when the art world wonders at the first “artworks” produced by artificial intelligence and legitimises their status in the art market, … Steyerl questions AI’s applications … large corporations, often in tandem with the military industry, develop these technologies following their own economic interests …. Following the trail of writers such as Jules Verne … also referring to the work of Leonardo da Vinci, Steyerl is a harbinger of a future that she invites us to ponder.
  • Philippine Pavilion, Mark Justiniani: Island Weather. Commissioner: National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Department of Foreign Affairs. – “Images of the earth beamed by the Apollo spacecraft from its 1968 and 1972 missions are instrumental to our concepts of the world as whole and as one. These pictorial representations shape our understandings of the world as interconnected … ‘an oceanic globalism … an interconnection and shared vulnerability’ … we relentlessly face the threats of displacement, discrimination, and disasters … Manila the watchtower for typhoons from the West Pacific … Justiniani’s work … a gaze that burrows into appearances. A darkened room reveals a realm underlying a world of familiar outlines … the body … walks on glass, a material gtiven to breaking …”. – labiennale.org/en/art/2019/national-participations/philippines: Islands are at the core of this art project as it puts forward new imaginaries of places and their histories. The project is an immersive environment that simulates a voyage … A trail across the Philippine archipelago … refracting history by way of beguiling forms … aims to deepen our conversations about ways of seeing and the manner of perception, the nature of space, and the constructs of time.
  • Malta Pavilion; Vince Briffa, Klitsa Antoniou, Trevor Borg: Maleth / Haven / Port – Heterotopias of Evocation. Commissioner: Arts Council Malta. – “… ‘heterotopias’ as such, how can they be described? … a sort of simultaneously mythic and real contestation of the space in which we live … Michel Foucault, Des Espaces Autres … The Phoenician word “Maleth” evokes the primeval origins of the island’s existence and … translates to Haven/ Port … Open to diverse readings and drawing from the tri-fold of histories, mythologies and expectations, the exhibition aims to create within the space a topos of artistic conversation … inviting the audience to reflect on their own lifetime journey. – labiennale.org/en/art/2019/national-participations/malta: … inspired by the Odyssey … provides an immersive reinterpretation of our timeless need to seek a Haven (Maleth). Cave of Darkness – Port of No Return. Trevor Borg … Outland. Vince Briffa … Atlantropa X. Klitsa Antoniou … – www.artscouncilmalta.org/pages/the-council/our-strategy/internationalisation/malta-pavilion-at-the-biennale-arte-2019: Trevor Borg’s work … Cave of Darkness– Port of No Return proposes a re-imagined multilayered narrative of ancient creatures and long lost civilizations, exploring entrapment concealed within a Haven. Drawing from animal remains and artifacts excavated in a cave in Malta the work seeks to make (up) histories and to fabricate realities and semblances.

Proposta B, in the Giardini’s Central Pavilion (Padiglione Centrale) – Sample exhibits:

  • Lara Favaretto (Turin), 2017-2019: Thinking Head. Acqua pura, ugelli ultrasottili per vapore, tubi e canne per fumo, idrovore, telecomando / Pure water, ultra fine mist nozzles, fog pipes and hoses, pump stations, remote control. From the description: “… mirrors the functioning of the human brain … Central Pavilon … a constant mist obscures its façade … … In a far less visible part …, the artist and a group of thinkers … periodically gather .. for clandestine discussions …”. – labiennale.org/en/art/2019/partecipants/lara-favaretto: Lara Favaretto’s multifaceted art practice encompasses sculpture, installation, and performative action, and is often expressed through black humour and irreverence …
  • Andreas Lolis (Albania / Athens, 2018): Untitled. Marmo / Marble. From the description: “Andreas Lolis creates tromp l’oeil objects in marble that mimic ephemeral objects …By reproducing detritus in a high-classical medium, he troubles conventional systems of value and status …”. – labiennale.org/en/art/2019/partecipants/andreas-lolis: Lolis, who has worked solely with marble across his career, has described his relationship with the material as devotional. His intense attention to detail means that each life-size object is able to trick the eye almost entirely.
  • Antoine Catala, It’s Over (2019). labiennale.org/en/art/2019/partecipants/antoine-catala: … creates new and playful relations between language and realit … seeks to unearth some of the ways in which meaning is transmitted via words, signs, texts, emojis … At the entrance of the Central Pavilion nine large panels covered in coloured silicone … As the air is … pumped out from each panel, embossed text is revealed, transmitting ambiguously reassuring messages: … “It’s over” … “Tutto va bene” … or an image of two teddy bears kissing.
  • Sun Yuan and Peng Yu: Can’t help myself. labiennale.org/en/art/2019/partecipants/sun-yuan-and-peng-yu%C2%A0: … Nearly all of Sun Yuan and Peng Yu’s installations are bent on soliciting wonders and tension from spectators. The act of looking … on the part of audience members is a constitutive element of their recent works, which often involve the staging of intimidating spectacles. – www.inexhibit.com/case-studies/the-giardini-exhibition-58th-venice-art-biennale-2019/: … anthropomorphic industrial robot programmed to execute 32 complex movements … moves nimbly within its fenced room, revolves, and extends its arm to … collect obsessively a red fluid continuously flowing on the floor … for the artists, the liquid is a metaphor of the art that refuses to be … pigeonholed … originally created for the exhibition “Tales of Our Time” at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Additional exhibits:

  • Giardini, Deutscher Pavillon – Natascha Süder Happelmann [Multimedia artwork – (Meta-)Klangkomposition]. Commissioner: Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa) on behalf of the Federal Foreign Office, Germany. labiennale.org/en/art/2019/national-participations/germany: … Süder Happelmann has used a collaborative process to develop a multimedia artwork … Together, architectural elements, sound, sculptures, and installations create a space that makes the economic, political, and social conflicts of the present day physically tangible … main concepts … containment, isolation, and accumulation … the work continues in the form of publications, concerts, radio broadcasts, and lectures … [Akustische Installation: Überlagung mehrerer zyklischer Tonspuren -> dauerhaft wechselnde Klangresultate] – Vgl. https://deutscher-pavillon.org/beteiligte/.
  • Stadtdistrikt Castello, Calle NuovaRifondazione Comunista (Partito Comunista Rifondazione), mit Jesus-Schrein, rifondazione.it; kein Eintrag in Biennale-Website aufzufinden
  • Giudecca, Spazio Punch, Iceland Pavilion – Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir / Shoplifter: Chromo Sapiens, labiennale.org/en/art/2019/national-participations/iceland: … she uses her personally developed textile techniques, a manipulation of her signature medium, synthetic hair … a labyrinthine journey through cavernous chambers … The texture resembles plant-like overgrowth …
  • [At the Arsenal, from Venice Architecture Biennale 2016] Norman Foster Foundation – Lord Foster of Thames Bank OM [Order of Merit], con / with Future Africa EPFL [L’Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne] … Ochsendorf, Dejong & Block … Block Research Group, ETH Zürich: Prototype Droneport Shell. Hierzu Jessica Mairs (27.5.2016): Norman Foster reveals vaulted Droneport prototype at Venice Architecture Biennale (dezeen.com/2016/05/27/norman-foster-partners-vaulted-drone-port-prototype-medical-supplies-remote-africa-venice-architecture-biennale/). “… unveiled the first full-scale prototype of its Droneport concept … The structure is the inaugural project from the Norman Foster Foundation, set up by the British architect to anticipate technological advances in the field … and encourage a more ‘holistic’ view of architecture … made up from two layers of a new type of compressed earth blocks called Durabric, developed by the LafargeHolcim Foundation for sustainable construction with researchers at … ETH in Zurich … Its pilot project is to be launched this year in Rwanda and completed by 2020, and [the] firm’s ambition is that every small town in Africa will have its own drone port by 2030 … While the primary objective is to transport medical supplies such as blood, there are also plans to establish a cargo network … also exploring how a solar-powered building material developed by artist Olafur Eliasson, called SolarBrick, could be 3D printed in future drone ports.