Organizing Institution: bardoLA
Venue: Olivolo, San Pietro di Castello 65/A
The 25th-century female astronaut of Lita Albuquerque’s film commutes an otherworldly knowledge across the planes of the celestial and terrestrial. Like traders arriving in the Venice of old, or tourists disembarking today, her encounter with Earth is one of wonder and apprehension – wonder at what has survived the corruption of time and apprehension towards its continued survival. An amalgam of iconography, personal history, and emotional landscapes that embody the artist’s mythology, Liquid Light is exhibited as a tryptic video installation, in concert with installation components sourced and created locally, in collaboration with Venetian artisans.
Lita Albuquerque, Liquid Light, 2022. Film with sound, 27 mins. Photo David McFarland. Image Courtesy the Artist