Triptych Project: Edge to Edge, Body as Bridges
3 Days, June 26 – 28, 2013
Triad Collaboration: Katy Mixon, Jamie Tan, Kim Radochia
Triangular Navigation of Venice through 6 sestieries: Cannaregio, Castello, San Marco, San Polo, Santa Crocce, Dosoduro
The purpose of this project is to honor the 417 bridges of Venice and the impossibility of what that means in this marshy, wet, island climate where water has replaced all roads and where this city rose up from pilings, paths and bridges that the ancient Venetians’ built. We are also interested in conveying and marking both physically and emotionally our three weeks in Venice as artists and how we experienced many moments during that time. We chose to focus on bridges as a metaphor for the many, many bridges that we have encountered, crossed, and built while living here. These have included, bridging language barriers, direction and location difficulties, physical difficulties (sore feet and body, overheating), the joyous exploration of color and form through art and architecture, being intertwined with thousands of people in a very small space, being continually affronted with merchants and merchandise, being continually surrounded by water, visual barriers or rests from city living and how that affects our perception of space both mentally and physically. We wanted to cross through all of the six sestieries in our project and we also wanted to challenge ourselves in a way that would test our limits as an homage to the physical and mental endurance it takes to live in Venice.
We documented our project through film and photography and the gallery below shows a selection of some of our work.