Adele Lazzeri, one of Fellows from The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture & Design (CASS), London Metropolitan University, spent August out in Venice, looking after Phyllida Barlow’s exhibition and also developing independent research. She explains how the British Pavilion exhibition inspired this creative resarch project:
“Spending eight hours with Phyllida’s installation I realised how every day the works were changing from my perspective. The weather, the visitors, the light were in a way influencing my way to perceive the installation.
I ended up sketching particular forms, sounds and feedbacks from the visitors for each day I spent in the British Pavilion. From the drawings, I then shaped a sculpture using Araldite epoxy resin and pigments, a versatile material that allowed me to obtain different outcomes. Notably, the sculptures were a way to take notations about the day and the time spent with Phyllida Barlow's work. The British Pavilion in fact resembled the function of a studio.”
These photos show how Adele decided to place her sculptures around Venice.
"I considered the British Pavilion as my studio for the month of August, and the city of Venice as the gallery space where I could exhibit my works."