On the occasion of the 74th Venice Film Festival, Omri Revesz created a collapsable installation that functions as a meeting place and open-air cinema.
Venice-based design practice Omri Revesz created a collapsable Street Cinema installation, open in occasion of the 74th Venice Film Festival. In the daytime, the pavilion functions as an urban island, a meeting place and open-air theater, while at night it turns into an open-air cinema. Street Cinema is a public multimedia installation that revisits the mechanisms for the direct spread of information, emerged during the early Soviet period in Russia, where, among other artistic practices, cinema was considered the most powerful instrument of political and social representation.
The pavilion is comprised of a collapsible modular wooden structure, held together by metal elements inspired by the logic of Russian constructivism. The structure expands and adjusts to the activity being held in the pavilion, be it a conference, screening, artistic performance or spontaneous stop. The curtain mechanism allows for activities happening in the space to be visible or hidden from the outside.
Street Cinema, Venice
Design: Omri Revesz
Cinema pavilion curator: Katerina Chuchalina
Film programme curator: Anna Ilchenko
Project assistants: Michael Carion, Clara Accebi
Engineering project: Milan Ingegneria Maurizio Milan
Construction and AV: WeExhibit
Illustrations: Mariana Riobom
Graphic design: Zaven