fbpx Biennale Architettura 2023 | Juergen Strohmayer and Glenn DeRoché
La Biennale di Venezia

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Juergen Strohmayer and Glenn DeRoché

Guests from the Future
Plugin Busua

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

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

Juergen Strohmayer (Istanbul, Türkiye, 1990)
lives and works in Accra, Ghana

Glenn DeRoché (New York, USA, 1985)
lives and works in Accra, Ghana


Plugin Busua juxtaposes architectural fragments with contextual film footage and sound to translate the spatial effects of an existing community surf lodge in Busua, Ghana. The installation examines the interplay between architectural tectonics and community inhabitation; the urban and ecological scenarios that unfold, catalysed through architectural forms. Largescale fragments of the built form are hung to create an immersive spatial installation that communicates the tectonics of the architectural realisation. A screen is suspended between the monolithic fragments, showing moments of activity, quotidian scenarios, and community inhabitation of the structure. Through the visual layering of physical fragments and film, and the use of site-specific sound, the work translocates the effects of the architectural adaptive reuse project into the exhibition – providing visitors with an abstract, yet descriptive, experience specific to the place.


Authorial collaborator
Nii Obodai (Film & Sound Art)
Technical collaborators
Chadi Dakmak (Carpentry Lead); Maher Soufi (Model Supervisor); Christian Amanyo Kwaku Tsey (Senior Carpenter); Justice Taylor, Denis Kwame Ofori, Isaac Mensah (Assistant Carpenters); John Mensah, Joseph Tettey Simon Tetevia, Happy Attigan (Helpers); Khaled Kilanaki (Senior Painter); Osei Tutu (Assistant Painter); Patrick Ofori-Atta Agyei (Metal Clip Fabricator)
With the additional support of
African Futures Institute

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