Behind the Blinds

By Harry Catterns
Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Behind the Blinds

This spring, from the people who brought you ‘Venetian Blinds’, comes ‘The Venice Architecture Biennale’. Filmed and edited by Harry Catterns supported by The Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship. ‘Behind the Blinds’ explores the temporal and spatial qualities of architecture old and new, as well as the inherent ironies born of this collision. This report consists of 6 films and 1 photograph produced over 7 days of the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale, listed here. They are:

  1. Venice doppelgänger – a pre-Biennale premonition of Venice made in Sydney.
  2. Trains and boats and planes – a journey to Venice.
  3. Tide – a square as familiar as San Marco changes radically with an aqua alta.
  4. Spaghetti nightmare – tribute to Venetian cuisine.
  5. Lilliput – architecture that is realised only by models has its own particular audience.
  6. Peter Eisenman’s homage to Kanye West – “All that glisters is not gold” (The Merchant of Venice, II, vii).
  7. Snap – an infinite recursion of photography.


To view the films, please click here.