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La Biennale di Venezia

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Dream The Combine


  • TUE - SUN
    20/05 > 30/09
    11 AM - 7 PM

    01/10 > 26/11
    10 AM - 6 PM
  • Arsenale
  • Admission with ticket

Jennifer Newsom (Norwich, USA, 1979)
Tom Carruthers (Vancouver, Canada, 1978)
live in Rome, Italy and Ithaca, New York, USA and work in Rome, Italy and Ithaca, New York and Minneapolis, MN, USA


afterimages by Dream The Combine, builds from critical texts by bell hooks, Dionne Brand, David Scott, Tao DuFour, and others to consider a ‘figure seen twice’, a metaphoric construction regarding witnessing explored through drawing, namely the two-point perspective.
Two-point perspective is used to render threedimensional geometry in a two-dimensional pictorial plane. Unlike the typical characterisation within a surface, afterimages is an occupiable two-point perspective drawn in space. A central element is held in suspension by cords extending to two sets of vanishing points located along two horizon lines. This creates an open, lattice-like threshold visitors can approach and pass through.
As souvenir concepts, afterimages carry the past. Dream The Combine seeks ways to empathetically contend with these afterlives: of rupture, recurring witness, and wilful resistance in the face of trauma. They are always travelling with what’s inside.


Technical collaborators
Clayton Binkley, Odd Lot (Engineering Consultation), Fulvio Falorsi, METEL SaS (Fabrication)
Kathy Kao, Matt Catrow, Zhouhan Li
With the additional support of
Cornell Architecture, Art, and Planning; American Academy in Rome; McKnight Fellowship for Visual Artists, funded by The McKnight Foundation and administered by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design

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