A group of Asian tourists arrives at the Venice lagoon for a stay and starts a journey inside the territory, led by an audio guide. The off-screen description of Venice as we know it clashes with the scenery of ruins and desolation on the screen. Knowing that this city could probably disappear in a few decades helps to perceive such a vision as real and credible.
Chiara Faggionato (she/her) is an Italian visual artist, photographer and filmmaker currently living in Berlin, where she attends the MFA at the Art in Context Institute at the UdK – Universität der Künste.
Her visual projects are based on transdisciplinary participatory research and reflect on anthropic changes in our society and their consequences. In particular on the separation between humans and nature – culture and nature, as a result of the western colonial capitalist society. Ancestral spiritualities and ancient mythologies appear in her research and works as alternatives to the anthropocentric catholic religion in which she grew up.
Her main artistic medium is video at the intersection and in the nuances between film, documentary and video art, but her projects also include installations in public space and digital space. Her works have won several awards and she collaborates as a photographer and filmmaker with institutions and festivals.