fernando falconi: 'olimpo' at the venice art biennale 09 fernando falconi: 'olimpo' at the venice art biennale 09
jul 14, 2009

fernando falconi: 'olimpo' at the venice art biennale 09

the volcano olympus is projected onto the wall the floor appears like a lake image © designboom

in the latin american pavilion of the venice art biennale, fernando falconi has created a video installation, ‘olimpo’ (2006), based on the volcano, chimborazo, which is a geographical and historical emblem for both ecuador and the americas. the installation shows a projection of the eternal ice melting away like so many truths and claims, flowing into the lake lying at the giant’s foot.

the pooling lake that lies on the floor is made from milk, silicon and plastic image © rodolfo kronfle chambers

the serene projection of the olympus image © haupt & binder

fernando falconi was born in 1980 in guayaquil, ecuador.

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