51ma Biennale di Venezia - Arti Visive Directed by María de Corral and by Rosa Martínez
Marco Nereo Rotelli
ISOLA DELLA POESIA
C u r a t o r
ACHILLE BONITO OLIVA
San Secondo Island, Venezia
June 8th - September 15th 2005
Marenostrum Foundation / Incontri Internazionali d’Arte
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From June 8 until Sptember 15 2005 in the context of the 51st edition of the Venice Biennial of Visual Art is visible in the Venice Lagoon, East of Ponte della Libertŕ, a light island,
art work by
Marco Nereo Rotelli
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Events in the context of Poetry Island
- FLOATING RAFT ON THE SEA (With Achille Bonito Oliva) / VIRTUAL ISLAND (Web Waves of Poetry from the World with Caterina Davinio / / Selected poems published in La Repubblica Arte Newspaper with Paolo Vagheggi
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The island is San Secondo, an abandoned island, offended from pollution, that has been cleaned and trasformed in an art work with an art action, for a message in defence of indentity of places and persons, a message transmitted by light and poetry, poetry as a "language of light" of human being and for human being.
WRITTEN BY ACHILLE BONITO OLIVA
POETS AND ARTISTS CLEAN THE ISLAND
Performance in defence of the small islands of the world and in favour and respect of their identity.
Among the participants:
MASSIMO DONŔ, VALERIANO MANFREDI, FERNANDA PIVANO, LUCIANO MASSARI, MARIA MULAS, FRANZ DI CIOCCIO, MATTEO FERRETTI, PHILIPPE DAVERIO, RENATO PALAZZI, GIULIO GIORELLO, FABIO ZANZOTTO, ANNAMARIA ORSINI, LORETO RAFANELLI, ROBERTO MUSSAPI, PAOLO METTEL, GIOVANNA ZABOTTI, ORLANDO PANDOLFI, PAOLO DE GRANDIS, ELENA BARBALICH, AND OTHERS.
The island is lighted with "Pure Light" projectors , which give and effect of blue light.
Temporized lightening all night long changes color with a fluctuant effect.
On the island installations based on optical prisms, on a structure with a regulation of light for day and night.
The screen shows words and verses by the poets: Andrea Zanzotto, Fawzi AlDelmi, Yves Bonnefoy, Edoardo Sanguineti, Duo-Duo, Tadeusza Rozewicza, Ana Blandiana, Adonis, Kikuo Takano, Anatolij Naiman, Nasos Vaghenas, Roli Hope Odeka.
It is a diffuse poetry: a crossing of verses from Africa, Asia, from Europe, America. A dimension of the word for creating a net of communication in support and in defence of indentity.
In the night of June 9th a unique event with the particpation of the art critic ACHILLE BONITO OLIVA and three joung poets, on a raft floating in the middle of the Laguna in front of San Secondo Island. With FRANZ DI CIOCCIO in the performance: "Sound of the Waves".
PATRIZIA ZAPPA MULAS reads her poems -
The SOCIETA’ REMIERE have been invited to participate in a fest that wants to support respect and defence of the small island of the Laguna.
VIRTUAL ISLAND (On Line with Karenina.it! Starting on June 9th)
Open call directed to poets/artists from the world to be guests in the island by sending a poem, that will be published on line. For a human flow in support and defence of identity of people and places.
CURATOR: CATERINA DAVINIO
Poems will be on line on the web sites: La Repubblica Arte, Karenina.it
Publication of selected poems on La Repubblica Arte curated by PAOLO VAGHEGGI.
IN THE NIGHT OF JULY 21ST 2005 VENICE IS GIVEN TO POETRY WITH READINGS AND PERFORMANCES IN THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PALACES AND PARKS OF THE CITY.
CA’ FOSCARI - 04:00 - 05:00 PM
- FRIENDS, FROM THE SHIP YOU CAN SEE THE WORLD
- Tribute to Mario Luzi
POETS FROM EAST AND WEST
PARTICIPANTS: ADONIS, NASOS VAGHENAS, Nazěh Abu 'Afash,
CURATOR: EROS BALDISSERA
PALAZZO FRANCHETTI - 06:00 - 07:00 PM
- LATIN AMERICAN SUNSET
PERFORMANCE BY POETS FROM LATIN AMERICA
CURATOR: ANTONIO AREVALO
CAFFE FLORIAN - 08:00 - 09:00 PM
- DREAM IN VENICE
SPONSOR: CAFFE FLORIAN
CURATOR: MARCO NEREO ROTELLI
PALAZZO CORRER, ISTITUTO RUMENO - 11:00 -12:00 PM
SPONSOR: COMUNE DI ROMA
A CURA DI MARIA GRAZIA GALATA'
GARDEN OF PALAZZO NANI BERNARDO - 01:00 - 04:00 AM
TENDER IS THE NIGHT
Tribute to Mario Luzi
ANNA BONINSEGNI, TIZIANO BROGGIATO, ALBERTO CAPPI, MILO DE ANGELIS, MARIELLA DE SANTIS, GIUSEPPE MANNINO, MARCO MARANGONI, ROBERTO MUSSAPI, LORETTO RAFANELLI, MARIA LUISA SPAZIANI, CATERINA TROMBETTI.
CURATOR: PAOLO LAGAZZI
HELLENIC INSTITUTE - 05:00 AM
WHEN THE NIGHT BECOMES DAY
UNESCO, Il Ministero degli Esteri, Il Ministero dell’Ambiente, La Regione Veneto, Il Comune di Venezia, Il Consiglio Comunale di Roma, L'Ambasciata del Costarica, L’Ambasciata del Brasile, La Prefettura di Zante, L’Ambasciata del Cile.
La Prefettura di Zante (Grecia), le Isole Costaricensi, l’Ambasciata del Brasile, il Governo dell'Isola di Pasqua (Cile), l’Isola Palmaria, le Isole Eolie, l’Isola Tiberina e la Penisola di Bodrum.
Communication with logo sponsor
Banner realized by Silvia Camporesi, mt 5 x 6 at the entrance of the Biennial, in front of ex - Bar Giardino.
50.000 cards diffused during tre days of the Opening of the Biennial.
30.000 city plans with information about the "Night of Poets" diffused starting on July 1st int the city of Venice.
5000 posters in other Italian cities ans stations.
WEB SITE: www.isoladellapoesia.org.
Images of the installation Isola della Poesia and Raft on the Sea: Marco Nereo Rotelli, Filippo Centenari, 2005.
Background "Poesia", 2003, and other images related to the Virtual Island (Cell-Poertrait, and other graphics, 2005): Caterina Davinio. Davinio Art Electronics Copyright © All Right Reserved.