Abad works with digital communities where mobile phones take on an important role as means of social communication. He is creating a locative sound map of Venice using the BlindWiki app – created for people who are blind, but usable by anyone with a smartphone. Impressions of any part of the city can be registered and published using the app and can be listened to at any moment. A true citizens’ network that improves the services to the community, and that is becoming an international network to share experiences, stories and thoughts about all that is not visible.
The Catalan project for the Biennale Arte 2017 is a proposal to civil society: that research on collective intelligence seeks universal accessibility and suggest alternative ways to occupy public spaces, both physical and digital.
until 26 November 2017
Unveiling the Unseen
collateral event of the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
a project by Antoni Abad
curated by Mery Cuesta e Roc Parés
Fondamenta Quintavalle, Castello 40, Venice