Biennalocene. Se ‘l mare fosse de tocio

Marco Baravalle, Emanuele Braga, Gabriella Riccio, Anna Rispoli
Performance, 2023

curated by Marco Baravalle
based on an idea by Anna Rispoli
idea, research, dramaturgy and direction Marco Baravalle, Emanuele
Braga, Gabriella Riccio, Anna Rispoli
graphics Emanuele Braga
with the participation of Federica Arcoraci, Emanuele Brocardo, Est
Coulon, Valentina Pettosini, Enrico Pittalis, Davide Tolfo + 5 workers who
prefer to remain anonymous
production Institute of Radical Imagination
in collaboration with Sale Docks
in the framework of Performing Architecture – a series of events run by the Goethe-Institut as program partner of the German Pavilion at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia

Corte delle Casette, Giudecca Venice

BIENNALOCENE is a performative inquiry into the conditions of cultural work in Venice. The play was written starting from a series of interviews with a group of workers in the Venetian cultural industries. The interviewees themselves will stage their considerations on professional and existential precariousness, housing, income and the future of the lagoon city to the test of global warming.

As a consequence of the performance, a group of cultural workers initiated a platform to discuss and act against exploitation. A chart for fair practices has been written and will be promoted in the cultural field along 2024.


Institute of Radical Imagination

Venice Biennale, Venice (IT)