Venice Biennale 2012: Migrating Landscapes / Canada Pavilion

© Nico Saieh

We visited “Migrating Landscapes”, the installation at the pavilion for the 13th Venice Biennale. This exhibit has been organized and curated by Winnipeg- based 5468796 Architecture and Jae-Sung Chon, who joined together for this project to form the Migrating Landscapes Organizer (MLO). MLO invited, through a national competition, young Canadian architects and designers from a wide range of cultural and educational backgrounds to create scale models of ‘dwellings’ and accompanying videos that draw on cultural memories.

The installation uses pieces of unfinished wood in different sizes, a wooden landscape, where each of the participants “fit” their projects and a panel with a short video. A mix between the roughness of the wood, and the precision you can achieve with this material. My favorite? The Pickle House.

You can find more details about this exhibit in our previous article. More photos by ArchDaily after the break, and soon an interview with the curators!

© Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh
Cite: Saieh, Nico. "Venice Biennale 2012: Migrating Landscapes / Canada Pavilion" 27 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 19 Apr 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=267162>

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