Venice Biennale: A Sinking Feeling.


The 2009 Venice Biennale “Making Worlds” has opened and has been covered wonderfully through a new media interface from the New York Times. The most entertaining piece of art so far (pointed out by BLDGBLOG and created by Mike Bouchet) has been a faux-suburban house meant to float along Venice’s canals. The entire house was engineered to provide a surreal image, but the results were far more surreal than anticipated. After some time in the water, the house began to sink, providing quite the statement on the American dream and the inordinately subsidized housing market.

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Highly recommended is the Youtube video (cannot be embedded), which shows this Titan come to rest at the bottom of a Venetian canal.


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