During the opening days of the 15th Biennale of Architecture in Venice this year, strange things were happening…
It wasn’t rare to see green plastic ponchos strolling around between pavilion and tree-lined streets, confusing the public and incouraging people in subtract objects from other national pavilion. In returning the object at the Uruguayan Pavillon and sending it to Montevideo they were creating a new transnational Biennale, overcoming limits and boundaries; temporal, spatial and inter-national.
All start with the discovery of an elaborate system of hidden tunnel underneath the Biennale, that link the Biennale with the other part of the Arcipelago of Venice and lagoon..
Follow the official communication of ATIsuffix and documentation of the act..atisuffix.net ANNOUNCEMENTIn the framework of Alejandro Aravena’s Reporting from the front Biennale we were invited by the Uruguayan pavilion to develop the site specific project RebootATI.
Throughout the inauguration days we proposed biennale’s visitors to collect objects from other pavilions in order to create a communal transnational report to be archived, shipped and later exposed in Montevideo.
Equipped with an invisibility cloak visitors were invited to subtract pieces from other exhibition according to their personal ethics: if individual theft is considered a criminal act, we pushed for a collective accumulation towards a subversive action.
Within an exhibition dealing with paralegal architecture and self organized communities, it was important for us to underline the relevance of illegality and suggest its acceptance as a main component of informality beyond its pauperistic and hypocritical perception.
Committed to the proposal, visitors deeply engaged themselves in the playful- subversive report by stuffing our archive with their booty, up to the critical point that the performance had to be stopped.
The archive is now closed, painted in white and no one will have the chance to see any sign of the aforementioned intervention.
You may now enjoy the legal biennale.