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1 Venice Biennale 2009 on Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:03 pm

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Did you go to Venice to watch the Maestro's first visual art adventure? How was it? Impressing? Or shall he better stay only with music?

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2 Re: Venice Biennale 2009 on Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:13 pm

I went to Venice to see “Dark Days” on a warm sunny October Wednesday and don't regret the trip.
I have to say, though, that the acoustics of that brewery building worked fine for “unplugged” noise like the dripping water, the car passing by and the piano, but as soon as the drone started, I had trouble understanding the lyrics of the spoken word thing and the song about the house.

How was it? It was...interesting. Yes, I think that is the appropriate term to use for art if you don't feel like saying “It was a beautiful, mind blowing experience!” nor “It was pretty shitty.” I don't know what the audiences reaction was like during the summer, but when I was there we were like ten people in total and everyone except for me left the place before the piece was over (admission was free). Same procedure at my second try.

So I'm curious about people's reactions in Essen.

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3 Re: Venice Biennale 2009 on Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:29 pm

what sort of form did it take ? I've seen some videos and things about it, but I can't quite work out how it all was. There were videos being shown on a bunch of screens, right ? were there spaces to sit, etc. ? I really want to see it but as far as I know Dark Days isn't going to be anywhere I can get to.

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4 Re: Venice Biennale 2009 on Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:19 pm

It was a huge room with tall walls, no windows and just the five screens and some chairs (no red velvet as in a theatre, just ordinary chairs) in it. If you wanted to see everything you had to walk around in the room sometimes because the screens weren't all arranged in a row.
To watch five screens sounds confusing, but actually there were mostly shown stills (landscape, rooms in the house) and there wasn't much activity.

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5 Re: Venice Biennale 2009 on Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:28 pm

interesting. Thank You Very Happy

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