Make Shift
Fringe Fusina, Venice

Dates: 18th–24th August 2009
Open: daily or by appointment, 1-7pm, free admission
Opening Event: 18th August at 5pm

Christopher Arran, Huw Bartlett, David Blandy, Blast Theory, Bob and Roberta Smith, Nick Carrick, Ergin Cavusoglu, Adam Chodzko, Nadege Derderian, Jonathan Gilhooly, Ocean Mims, Mocksim, Laura Mousavi Zadeh, Lau Mun Leng, Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Daniel Pryde-Jarman, Semiconductor

Fringe Fusina is a newly established contemporary art event launching in 2009 in the form of a diverse exhibition of works during the 53rd Venice Biennale International Art Festival. Activity will be concentrated in a two week period in August and a standing exhibition will remain thereafter. Located at the Camping Fusina site where the Laguna Veneta meets the Brenta River, the selected artworks will be shown at a variety of locations across the site including a shipping container, double-decker bus, and vaporetto stop. Fringe Fusina's lagoon location is a short hop from the island of Venezia to the city’s mainland coastal sprawl of industrial parks.

'Make Shift' has been curated around the theme of temporary production sites and physical/mental spaces where the processes of making can be seen to take place. The exhibition partners a program of screened video works with a collection of placed and interventional artworks created on-site via instructional text messages and a restricted bank of materials. The video works will be screened between 1-7pm over the course of a week from 18th–24th August whereas the physical works will remain in situ until the Venice Biennale closes in November. Official opening and a champagne reception with Camping Fusina administrators will be held at 5pm on 18th August.

Screening Schedule
(films on continuous loop or by appointment):

18th: David Blandy, The Soul of the Lakes, 2005, DVD, 25mins
19th: Pil and Galia Kollectiv, The Future for Less, 2006, DVD, 10mins
Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Better Future, Wolf-Shaped, 2008, DVD, 15mins
20th: Semiconductor, Matter in Motion, 2008, DVD, 6mins
Lau Mun Leng, Music Box, 2008, DVD, 4mins
21st: Bob & Roberta Smith, A Floating Studio, 2007, DVD Video, 10mins
Blast Theory, TRUCOLD, DVD, 2002, 15mins 21sec
22nd: Mocksim, Rehearse, 2009, DVD, 3min
Daniel Pryde-Jarman, He’s Human Too You Know, 2006, DVD, 6mins
23rd: Ergin Cavusoglu, Impasse, 2003, DVD video, 2mins 15sec
24th: Adam Chodzko, Yet, 2005, 9mins 10sec Press Release, July 2009

Fringe Fusina 2009 is kindly supported by:

Camping Fusina, Venice, Italy
Galerist, Istanbul, Turkey
Grey Area Gallery, Brighton, UK
Haunch of Venison, London, UK
Jack Hughes Design, Brighton, UK
Ticktoc art publication, Brighton, UK
Vacuum independent art paper, Brighton, UK

Contact Organisers:
Daniel Pryde-Jarman & Micheál O’Connell: makeshift@mocksim.co.uk

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