Barena Bianca collective (Fabio Cavallari and Pietro Consolandi) was formed in the Summer of 2018 as a shirtwearing activist group in the Venetian Lagoon, striving to bring to light many of its ecological and sociological issues, adopting the Barena (typical venetian salt marsh, essential to the survival of the city) as its emblem. Barena Bianca is characterized by an anti-mimetic poetic approach, a willingly dysfunctional camouflage, refusing to disappear. It seeks to emerge in every situation, to be clearly visible, increasingly impossible to ignore. Its work mostly happens in public spaces and formalizes in hybrid collaborative actions, installations and happenings communicated mainly through video.
Ła baréna ła xé na spesie de ixołéta, o megio na tera, che ła xé saltà fora traverso procesi de sedimentasion, drénto na laguna. Ła ga infati na tera conposta par de più de crea e paltan. Sto tipo de teritorio el xé parécio comun ‘nte ła laguna de Venesia de ca qual el xé el 8%, anca se al prinsipio del XX sècoło el gera almanco del 25%.
(Anonymous Venetian – Wikipedia)
– Torno subito ma meglio, group show curated by We Are Here Venice and Eleonora Sovrani in the streets of Venezia
– Atensión! – The Art and Science of Saving Venice, solo show at the Center for Languages, Culture and Communication, Imperial College London
– The Current II, Summer School by Ocean Space, Venezia
– Atensiòn! shown at Laguna Viva, V-A-C Foundation, Venezia
– Supermercato, group show at La Serra Dei Giardini, Venezia
– Barena Primavera-Estate, children workshop at Certosa island, Venezia
– Life of Water, talk curated by Touchstones, part of the group show Alive in the Universe, Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, Venezia
– Participation at Zoographer, part of ‘DK Zattere’, Venezia
– Cultural Connectors Forum, screening at The Happenstance, Scotland Pavilion at 16th Architecture Biennale, Palazzo Zenobio, Venezia
– Muevete Muevete Barena, children workshop at V-A-C Foundation Zattere, Venezia
– Territori Mobili: Imparare dall’acqua,workshop by Elena Mazzi and Paolo Garbolino, IUAV University, Venezia