Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Floating Cities,


FLOOD TEASER from flood movie on Vimeo.

"The Swimming Cities of Serenissima is a fleet of three intricately hand crafted vessels that will navigate the Adriatic Sea from the Karst region of Slovenia to Venice, Italy in May of 2009. Designed by the visual artist SWOON, the floating sculptures are descendants of theSwimming Cities of Switchback Sea (Hudson River, 2008) and the Miss Rockaway Armada (Mississippi River, 2006 and 2007)."

On the journey the artists involved in the project will be collecting random keepsakes they find along the way in a cabinet on the boats that will be put on display once they reach Venice, also the artist will be offering small performances that include music, and shadow puppetry... Who doesn't love some good shadow puppets?

There will be a benefit art exhibition in NYC in order to provide funding, of course, I won't be there... although I would love to be. The show will be MARCH 5-9 2009... and if you, like myself , can not make it. Todd Chandler has shot a short film called FLOOD (See above video) aboard the vessels. The short film is currently under production.

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