Scotland Venice: Dispatch 6 of 12
Play: Brian Hartley
In this dispatch, artist Brian Hartley, looks at the importance of play as a spontaneous and creative process, reflecting on its agency in projects in Scotland, and in the freespace created for the local Venetian community and visitors to Venice. How play opens up vital conversations and actions around identity and encourages the collective use of public and private space. He looks at two projects that engaged specifically with themes of play – one being his own and the other the collaborative practice of Ruby Pester and Nadia Rossi (Pester and Rossi).
The Happenstance / Scotland + Venice: Scotland’s critically acclaimed contribution to the 16th International Architecture exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia 2018. Curated by WAVEparticle.
The image shows children playing with a large, coloured inflatable pillow in the garden of Palazzo Zenobio.
Image: Brain Hartley
Posted 16 September 2020.