The Campi

A sculptural sound project

Exploring the conversation between the visible and the invisible that defines public space, The Campi invokes daily life in five campi, the open, irregularly shaped public squares that serve as the historic heart of every Venetian neighborhood.

 

  • The Campi consists of five distinct sculptural sound boxes and related works on paper, each box evoking the architectural footprint and aural experience of a particular campo. Taking the form of a black lacquered wooden box, reminiscent of a music box, each sound box is a precise translation of its campo in three dimensions and of its unique sounds.

    Activating the interplay between sound and visual memory, public and private space, visceral and physical experience, each box murmurs softly until the lid is lifted to release a world of ambient sounds recorded in its campo: snippets of conversation between neighbors, calls from passing working boats and gondoliers, children playing, footsteps.

    The Campi was exhibited in Venice in May, 2017, coinciding with the opening week of La Biennale di Venezia – 57th International Art Exhibition. The exhibition, curated by Chiara Spangaro, was on view at three locations in Venice, notably including Casa Studio Scatturin, Ca’Tron and Giorgio Mastinu Fine Art. Casa Scatturin, designed by renowned architect Carlo Scarpa, was opened to the public exclusively to exhibit The Campi.

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Giorgio Mastinu Fine Art

Mastinu Giorgio, Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

Giorgio Mastinu Fine Art is the “smallest coolest gallery in town”. Campo Box (Ghetto Nuovo) is on view through June.

 

Casa Studio Scatturin

Calle Degli Avvocati 3709, San Marco - 30129 Venezia - Venice

The Casa/Studio Scatturin is a privately owned masterpiece by the great Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa. Studio Scatturin was opened to the public exclusively to exhibit The Campi from May 8-14, 2017. Photo: Luca Marella

Ca' Tron -Università Iuav di Venezia

Università Iuav di Venezia - Ca' Tron, Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice

Ca’ Tron, a palace facing the Grand Canal built at the end of the 15th century during the gothic period,  flourished under the procurator Andrea Tron, for who it remains named. In 1972 it was restored by the IUAV. Campo Box (San Polo) was installed here from May 8-14, 2017 on the piano nobile, filling this grand space with sounds of everyday Venetian life. Photo : Luca Marella

Mobile Campo Box Itinerary

Sant'Angelo, Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

A mobile Campo Box went “on tour” via boat , to experience the Venetian sounds captured by the Campo Boxes, and liberate them in specific open-air sites of acoustic richness, as: canals, bridges and other sites connected through water. Photo: Adelaide Corbetta

Giorgio Mastinu Fine Art

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Giorgio Mastinu Fine Art is the “smallest coolest gallery in town”. Campo Box (Ghetto Nuovo) is on view through June.

 

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Casa Studio Scatturin

Casa Studio Scatturin Get Directions

The Casa/Studio Scatturin is a privately owned masterpiece by the great Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa. Studio Scatturin was opened to the public exclusively to exhibit The Campi from May 8-14, 2017. Photo: Luca Marella

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Ca' Tron -Università Iuav di Venezia

Ca' Tron -Università Iuav di Venezia Get Directions

Ca’ Tron, a palace facing the Grand Canal built at the end of the 15th century during the gothic period,  flourished under the procurator Andrea Tron, for who it remains named. In 1972 it was restored by the IUAV. Campo Box (San Polo) was installed here from May 8-14, 2017 on the piano nobile, filling this grand space with sounds of everyday Venetian life. Photo : Luca Marella

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Mobile Campo Box Itinerary

Mobile Campo Box Itinerary Get Directions

A mobile Campo Box went “on tour” via boat , to experience the Venetian sounds captured by the Campo Boxes, and liberate them in specific open-air sites of acoustic richness, as: canals, bridges and other sites connected through water. Photo: Adelaide Corbetta

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