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Floating Cinema - Unknown Waters: rethinking the city from the lagoon - III Edition

25th August - 10th September, 2022

Venezia, 3/08/2022

From August 25th to September 10th, 2022, the Floating Cinema - Unknown Waters, the cultural #event that takes place on the waters of the Venetian lagoon, is back. Films, videos, performances, music and theater involving both international and local artists are presented on a stage and screen in the waters behind the island of Giudecca, at the end of Rio de Sant’Eufemia. The audience can access and watch the programming either from their own boats or from a platform designed to accommodate spectators without access to a boat. Created with the intention of making a shared vision concrete, the Floating #cinema - Unknown Waters aims to create an amphibious settlement stemming from a small utopia.

The central theme of the third edition of the festival is the surreal, dreamlike and hallucinatory visions, and the absurd. This search for paradox is at the core of the nature of the Floating #cinema - Unknown Waters where, in a floating context that leans towards the unreal, its first aim is to trigger a collective enchantment in the lagoon horizon. This year’s programming therefore aims to echo this mechanism and amplify the perception that transcends the ordinary.

Palazzo Grassi - Punta della Dogana - Pinault Collection introduces The Snorks: A Concert for Creatures (France, 2012) by Loris Gréaud preceded by a short sound excerpt produced by the foundation for the environmental protection The Sense of Silence, for which Loris Gréaud is an ambassador. This year’s contribution from TBA21–Academy’s Ocean Space stems from the ongoing research conducted during The Current #3 Fellowship program and includes the world premiere of an animation based on a collective voyage to the island of Asinara supported by the Fondazione Sardegna #film Commission. In Between Art #film Foundation, active in the lagoon with its group exhibition Penumbra at the Ospedaletto Complex, presents a selection of video and #film works from its Collection, an anthology that investigates the boundaries of time-based media in-between #film, video and installation. Chantal Crousel Consulting participates with Ferdinandea: Uncertainties, the central #film of the multi-media installation Ferdinandea (France-Italy, 2022) by Clément Cogitore, currently exhibited at the Museo Madre, Napoli. The National Pavilion of Uzbekistan presents the silent #film Azhal Minareti by Vyacheslav Visko- vsky (Uzbekistan, 1925), based on a 16th-century Bukharian mythical tale, and is set to live music by Abror Zufarov (tanbur, sato) accompanied by Shamshod Isaev (nai, gidjak). The Peggy Guggenheim Collection has selected director Germaine Dulac’s silent #film La Coquille et le clergyman (France, 1928), accompanied live by Rita Brancato (percussion), Giovanni Claudio Di Giorgio (violin) and Gabriele Tai (cello). Pentagram Stiftung continues with their selection linked to masterpieces of #cinema and this year chooses Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times (1936, USA, screened in 35mm).

The Associazione Closer, active at the Giudecca Women’s Prison, not far from the floating cinema, reads a transcript of women prisoners’ dreams. Venice Open Stage, the international theater festival which for ten years has been creating an out- door temporary theater in the heart of Venice, features a #performance by Malmadur theater company. Athens-based Stoa42 presents a video and #performance by Despina Charitonidi made in collaboration with Naiads, a synchronized swimming team created by the former Greek national team athletes. The final evening opens with a catwalk of sound sculptures, created through the use of moving figures constructed and animated by artists Ornella Cardillo and Simone Carraro (Venice, 2022), followed by Microclima and Combo who present the silent medium-length #film La guerra e il sogno di Momi by Segundo de Chomón, (Italy,1917), one of the first Italian films to use stop-motion as an animation technique, which will be set to live music by DJ Gruff; pioneer of the Italian hip-hop scene.

A new feature of the third edition is the introduction of three days of sound experimentation on 16th, 17th and 18th September, in which Microclima and Combo present a meditative form of the amphibious settlement. From afternoon hours until the end of twilight various musicians are called upon to dialogue with an interactive sound installation by Turin-based artist Alessandro Sciaraffa. Visitors can freely access the platform hosting the installation and the musicians via a rowing-boat ferry service for the duration of the #event.

The participation of partners and organisations from previous editions is reconfirmed, and this year is host to more than 50 authors from around the world, more than 30 local and international cultural organisations, a food and wine program that is participatory, experimental and local, and Venetian oarsmen who will ferry the spectators to the floating #cinema.

The complete Floating #cinema - Unknown Waters program is available and downloadable on www.cinemagalleggiante.it from Monday, 8th August.

Floating #cinema - Unknown Waters is a project by Edoardo Aruta and Paolo Rosso presented by Microclima, in collabo- ration with TBA21–Academy’s Ocean Space, Pentagram Stiftung, Palazzo Grassi - Punta della Dogana - Pinault Collection, #fondazioneinbetweenartfilm joined by 4 new partners, Chantal Crousel Consulting,  the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, National Pavilion of Uzbekistan and Combo. In addition to the collaboration with the eight partners, Floating #cinema - Unknown Waters relies on the contribution of institutions called upon to supplement the pro- gramming with a selection of content.

The entities participating in the 2022 edition are Arts of the Working Class, Closer Association, Corte SuperNova, COSMO, Giudecca Arts Festival, Giancarlo Ligabue Foundation, Pino Pascali Museum Foundation, Querini Stampalia Foundation, Furclap, Michela Rizzo Gallery, Habibi Kiosk / Münchner Kammerspiele, Istituto Luce, La fabbrica del vedere - Archivio Carlo Montanaro, Lago #film Festival, Libreria Marco Polo, Magazzino Italian Art, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), National Pavilion of Australia, Ocio Osservatorio, OGR - Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Lo schermo dell’arte, Spazio Punch, Rete #cinema in Laguna, Stoa42, Vdrome, Venice Open Stage.

Cinema Galleggiante is further supported by OGR - Officine Grandi Riparazioni and Fondazione Giancarlo Ligabue.

Culinary offerings will be curated by TOCIA! cucina e comunità, an interdisciplinary platform founded by chef Marco Bravetti that involves chefs and cooks who work in the lagoon territory to breathe life to an experiment in collective, popular cuisine devoted to sustainability.

The associations ASD Gloria Rogliani, Soralai and Remiera Ponte dei Sartori provide rowing boats to accompany the public to the floating pontoon, while also making deliveries of orders placed at the kiosk and providing access to restrooms. Venice Calls, an association founded in 2019 that promotes sustainability, volunteering, and innovation, is actively participa- ting in the logistical organisation of the floating #cinema, and together with LUSH, is in charge of distributing nets to the boats in order to encourage garbage collection in the lagoon.

The #event is part of Città in Festa program by the City of Venice.

Floating #cinema - Unknown Waters III Edition

25th August to 10th September, 2022 Giudecca, Venice

Reservations:

Reservations are required, both for private boats and the public on foot on www.cinemagalleggiante.it , starting Tuesday, 16th August.

Methods of access:

On foot: get off at the Giudecca Palanca stop, turn right and enter the first calle on the left, Calle lunga dell’Accademia dei Nobili, at the end of which (about 250 meters) is the entrance to the Consorzio #venezia Sviluppo Ex “Cantieri Lucchese”. Please arrive before 7:10 pm

By boat: Floating #cinema - Unknown Waters is located in the shoal area adjacent to the Giudecca island on the lagoon side, at the Rio de Sant’Eufemia exit. Arriving from the Zattere take the Rio de Sant’Eufemia, a canal located between the church of the same name and Harry’s Dolci, go directly to the platform from which the attendants direct to the moorings. Arriving from the Canale Retro Giudecca, Floating #cinema - Unknown Waters is located in the shallow area in front of Consorzio Ve- nezia Sviluppo Ex “Cantieri Lucchese”. Please moor before 7:40 pm

Floating #cinema - Unknown Waters

25th August - 10th September, 2022

Opening hours 6 p.m. boarding time 7:10 p.m. - Programming begins at 7:40 p.m. Giudecca, Venice

Presented by: Microclima

Concept: Edoardo Aruta and Paolo Rosso

Curated by: Edoardo Aruta, Alice Ongaro Sartori and Paolo Rosso

Partners: TBA21–Academy’s Ocean Space, Pentagram Stiftung, Palazzo Grassi - Punta della Dogana - Pinault Collection, In Between Art #film Foundation, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, COMBO, Chantal Crousel Consulting, and National Pavilion of Uzbekistan.

And the support of: Giancarlo Ligabue Foundation, OGR - Officine Grandi Riparazioni

Contributors: Arts of the Working Class, Closer Association, Corte SuperNova, COSMO, Giudecca Arts Festival, Giancarlo Ligabue Foundation, Pino Pascali Museum Foundation, Querini Stampalia Foundation,Furclap, Galleria Michela Rizzo, Habibi Kiosk / Münchner Kammerspiele, Istituto Luce, La fabbrica del vedere - Archivio Carlo Montanaro, Lago #film Festival, Libreria Marco Polo, Magazzino Italian Art, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), National Pavilion of Australia, Ocio Osser- vatorio, OGR - Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Lo schermo dell’arte, Spazio Punch, Rete #cinema in Laguna, Stoa42, Vdrome, Venice Open Stage.

Contact:

e: cinemagalleggiante@gmail.com w: www.cinemagalleggiante.it

I: microclima_