Starting at the alternative beachcombers' Biennale on the Lido, writer Polly Coles discusses the work of some of the many Venetian artists revitalising the city today.
Writer Polly Coles reads Exhibitions and Exhibitionism, continuing in her search of what it might mean to be a true Venetian. Beginning each essay with an object or a place, she traces a cultural and historical thread through to living individuals who are contributing to a rich and diverse contemporary Venetian culture. She argues the true Venetian does not have to be born in the city or a permanent resident to be part of a viable, creative future for this beleaguered community.
Polly starts at the alternative beachcombers' Biennale on the Lido and ends with the work of some of the many Venetian artists revitalising the city today.
Written and performed by Polly Coles
Producer: Melanie Harris Sparklab Productions.