17 May 2015

Phil Dadson and the Nine Dragon Heads at the Venice Biennale

From Standing Room Only, 2:49 pm on 17 May 2015

South Korea's Nine Dragon Heads collective is marking its 20th anniversary by appearing at the Venice Biennale. This year's exhibition is called JUMP into the Unknown. Nine Dragon Heads’ artists spend weeks - even months - in different countries, and then create installations based on their experiences. One of them is New Zealand audio-visual artist Phil Dadson. Phil kayaked under 70 bridges on Venice's backwater canals and filmed what he saw. The resulting hypnotic video is split in two showing each bridge being approached from opposite directions.