As part of this year’s Venice Art Biennale, Berlin-based collective Plastique Fantastique has conceived Blurry Venice, a site-specific installation that invites visitors to experience an ‘Imaginary Landscape’. Designed for the Venice Pavilion, in the Giardini area, the translucent tunnel has no defined walls or ceiling and evokes the landscape of a dream. It sits upon the water, giving visitors the surreal sensation of walking on a liquid surface.
Imagine a space where neither wall, nor ceiling nor floor exists. Like a city in a realm where land and water have no clear border. In this blurred dream-like space, visitors walk on water, projecting their own shadows and becoming performers and observers to each other.
Blurry Venice is a oneiric experience, where the boundaries between environment and architecture disappear. Air, water and skyline melt together. The installation distorts the perception and creates illusion, which turns architectural construction into an imaginary landscape. The expanding space is squeezed by several marble “briccola” sculpted by Fabio Viale, which creates a passage on water where people can walk through.