CANNAREGIO TOWN SQUARE
Location: Venice, Italy
The objects that inhabit this landscape are variations of an earlier project, House 11a, shown at different scales. The smallest object is too small to shelter, but raises question whether it is a house or the model of a house. The middle-sized object may be a house, but it contains the smaller object inside. Is it a house, or a museum of houses? The largest object is twice the size of the middle-sized object. What can this object be called?
The sequence and the relationships between the objects are intended to place into question the idea of meaning as an effect of function. The fiction thus created acts as a notation and a critique of existing institutionalized definitions. The imaginary metaphysical landscape exists in contrast to the surrounding urban context, yet at the same time enhances it energy.