Friday, September 19, 2008


“SPACE” # 1. The Portuguese Pavilion. Out Here: Disquieted Architecture, project by Eduardo Souto de Moura and Angelo de Sousa. The curators, Joaquim Moreno and Jose Gil, invited the architect, Eduardo Souto de Moura and the visual artist, Angelo de Sousa to produce a multidisciplinary proposal that temporarily will be part of the Fondaco Marcello, The Portuguese Pavilion, on the Grand Canal. The challenge issued by the commissioners to the creators took shape in the conception of Out Here: Disquieted Architecture, an intervention that invites the visitors to follow a path of pendular movements between mirrors and reflections through a field of images that amplify ad infinitum their experience of relating to and observing the locale.

The exterior. The exterior space, from the Grand Canal, the visitor will see a mirrored surface that makes the building disappear, creating an empty space, an absence in the plane formed by the line of houses that are located on the bank of the canal. This astonishing facade mirrors images in motion and reflecting the surrounding landscape, palaces, water, boats give the different points of view obtained by the observer on his journey, they reveal multiple perspectives/ perceptions of the city.
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