Vex at Palazzo Mora
Architecture and Sound
Architects Chance de Silva and electronic composer Scanner are collaborating on an installation as part of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014. At the invitation of Global Art Affairs Foundation, and part-funded by the Arts Council, Vex in Venezia will be in Palazzo Mora as part of the official Biennale programme.
The architecture and sound piece is installed in a dilapidated stairwell of the partially restored palazzo on one of the main streets, Strada Nuova.
The installation contains a storey-height ‘fragment’ of Vex London in the form of a curved profiled steel wall that interlinks with the fabric of the existing historic staircase. The fragment is made of formwork elements that allude to the casting of the fluted insitu concrete of the eventual building.
In the Venice installation, the room in the palazzo is analogous to one of Chance de Silva’s London sites, and the ‘fragment’ leads the visitor to notice the qualities of the existing palazzo space in which it is situated – analogous to the wider city.