hungarian artist otto vincze’s latest spectacle-centred temporary spatial installation, ‘river-pool – giudecca’ aims to playfully enrich the venetian lagoon with its colourful pool balls. the spherical fender buoys, transformed into enormous pool balls, are gently rocked by the movement of the water and follow the ripples of boats passing by. the set of pool balls is supplemented by two white balls with emblems on their sides: one of which displays the iconic lion of venice, while the other white pool ball shows the anchored patriarchal cross of szentendre, hungary.


all photos by balázs deim
all images © ferenczy museum center | all rights reserved, 2017

 

 

otto vincze’s two white pool balls depict icons that are emblematic century-old symbols, suggesting a multi-layered parallel between the connected histories of these two merchant cities. they allude to commerce on water and the rich cultural legacy that bloomed from it; they point to a common links of the past and call for a quality of receptivity in the present. the depictions of giudecca and its environs are among the best-known renditions of the venetian cityscape.  

 

video © helga philipp

 

project info:

 

 

project manager: dr. adrienn keller
photo: balázs deim
video: helga philipp
graphic design: tímea andorka
web design: andrea csuport
cooperating partner: ferenczy museum center, szentrendre, hungary

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynn chaya | designboom

  • Just what Venice needs: some foreigner to come in and low brow their waterfront. Maybe 500 rubber ducks next week.

    Jim

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