On the occasion of Venice Architecture Biennale 2018, Aldo Cibic presented at Caffè Florian “(in)complete” an interactive, participative installation to understand our today life styles and visions and design our future.
Aldo Cibic has designed an installation as a modern reinterpretation of a Venetian alcove: three walls made of Plexiglas canes encircle a screen that seems to float mid-air. The art work is an extension of the Chinese Room and integrates with perfect sensitivity and harmony with the genius loci of the iconic Caffè Florian.
It is an example of how a distinctly modern piece of art may coexist beautifully with a piece of Venetian history.
It becomes a meeting point in between real and virtual.
The alcove is the scene for a digital platform in continuous evolution. Visitors are asked to participate in an inquiry about current events on the themes of nature, society, technology and the future of design. In this way they contribute to build collective intelligence, visualized in the form of a coloured cloud in perpetual motion, changing as the data are fed into it.
In an era that is witnessing an upheaval regarding the way we consider nature, technology and society, (in)complete is a tool that uses data to investigate the spirit of our times.
Thanks to data that will have been gathered over the course of three months, the project will be able to enter into a second phase as a platform for discussion: a participative space open to all who are willing to contribute – however much or however little – so as to better understand which actions may be undertaken in order to imagine and plan a sustainable future.