We just received the latest batch of photos and an update from Johanna in Venice. Enjoy!
Ciao from Venice!
We are now only days away from the Biennale press days, Canada Pavilion inauguration and the official public opening. It has been an eventful few days and the anticipation is definitely building as the general Biennale grounds are transformed with signage, lighting, ticket booths and the Biennale advertisements that seem to increase in numbers throughout the city.
At the national pavilions there is a mad dash to the finish, and we and our tools have been popular among the other teams when a little cutting, sanding or BBQing is required.
In the end we fulfilled our initial proposal (with no posts down). But the most forward was pushed back by a couple of meters. The outside crew had to disassemble a portion of the landscape behind the first post to make room for the move.
The post is, however leaning like the tower of Pisa and has to be corrected back to vertical.
What did we learn from architecture today? All world leaders should hit the bar before starting any negotiation. We worked util dark to try to finish up so that most of the entrants could begin installation of their models.
We are still looking forward to the arrival of more teams, our regional coordinators, friends and family, our pavilion attendants and many supporters and sponsors.
Can't wait to get this show on the road!
Johanna & Sasa