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The “Intervallo” in the Rai schedule was an empty space between one transmission and another filled with music and images. Inter-vàllum, from the Latin inter “between” and vàllus “pole”, from which vàllum palisade, describes the empty space between one and the other pole; (by extension) space between two terms of time or place.
This work alludes both to the physical nature of Venice, whose foundations were built thanks to palisades and then also the gaps between them, and the liquid Venice, where the border between the real city and the perceived city is permeable, as if this aqueous dimension overflows from one side to the other without making either part of the city defined.
Although the city without people might appear dead at a first and quick glance, this dimension had something redeeming.
The wave motion had disappeared, as there was no longer the activity of man and boats and the lagoon which in the absence of waves had returned to being a mirror. A second reflected image where it was finally possible to perceive all its most sincere and profound essence.
This is the vision of a city, Venice, which, thanks to lockdown period of March 2020, could reveal and unveal itself in an unprecedented way.
Here the real city (made of architecture, water, sounds and reflections) and its memory mix and confuse into a single idea of Venice.

  • Chiara Marin
    Executive Producer
  • Venice Art Lab CM Art Production
  • UC Studio
  • Francesco Lughi
  • Alessandro Gambato
    Sound Design
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    6 minutes 31 seconds
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    October 20, 2020
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  • Venice
    September 8, 2020
    Premiered during the "Giornate degli Autori" at Isola Edipo space 77th Venice International Film Festival
    collateral event of the 77th Venice International Film Festival
Director Biography - UGO CARMENI

Ugo Carmeni graduated in Architecture at the IUAV University of Venice with a perfect grade of 110. During his studies he deepens the research on spatial perceptions and their application in the field of arts. Colorism, space and time, orientation and disorientation become typical themes of his work.

Since 2012 he has collaborated with various international artists and architects from the Venice Biennale as the photographic interpreter of their production. He establishes relationships of important influence for his artistic career, which lead him, among others, to London, Paris, Madrid, San Francisco and New York.

At the same time, he exhibits his works in various international galleries: in 2011 at the Huber & Treff Gallery in Jena with the photographic installation "Ombre || Schatten" and in Egypt at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina with the exhibition "The Liquid Continent, Alexandria, Istanbul, Venice", sponsored by the European Union. In 2015, Ziva Kraus curates his solo exhibition entitled "Ugo Carmeni Flood" at the Ikona Gallery in Venice. In 2016 he starts to work as a member of the teaching staff at the IUAV University in the Laboratory of Architectural Representation, Drawing and Visual Communication, Morfogenesis and Project courses.

In 2016 he exhibits his work "Il Paese dell'Utopia" in Poland, at the City Gallery in Gdansk. Here, the installation character of his works begins to emerge with greater strength. This will evolve in 2018 at MuPa (Venice) with "Tiles of Time", exhibited in occasion of the "Mirrors, Windows, Mosaic" exhibition. In the same year, he participates in the exhibition "Futuruins" at Palazzo Fortuny of Venice, curated by Daniela Ferretti, Dimitri Ozerkov with Dario Dalla Lana, with his work "Ombre 09". From 2018 he begins to direct his research in the field of video installations, starting from "Dis-continuity", exhibited for the Venice Art Night.

In 2019 he participates in the 58th Venice Biennale of Art, collaborating with Ferzan Özpetek on the realization of the short film "Venetikà". This research leads him to investigate Venice from a formal, constitutive and primitive point of view. Thus, was born another video-photographic installation, "The Stones of Venice", exposed during the Art Night in 2019.

In 2020, during the months of lockdown, he develops his research in film making, realizing "Intervallo", a short film premiered at the 77th Venice International Film Festival.

In 2021, he signed "8 minute line", a tribute to Marco Maggi with music by Sylvia Meyer shown at the Sicardi Ayers Bacino (Houston) and at the Xippas Gallery in Paris.

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