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  • Typology

    Media Art

  • Location

    Venice (ITA)

  • Status

    Completed, 2018

  • Team

    Matteo Silverio
    Videomapping: Marting Romeo

“Murano, The island of glass”

This short phrase - universally recognized - contains two inconsistencies.

First, Murano is not an island, but an archipelago of seven islands, connected by ten bridges. The second inconsistency regards the word "glass" - singular. Despite the fact that the material – glass - is always the same, the processing techniques are many, as are the objects resulting from them. A blown vase, a chandelier, a mirror, are different from a glass-bead or a Murrine plate. In Murano there are many glass(es), obtained in furnaces, laboratories and workshops.

The Promovetro Consortium, which currently represents about fifty companies in the Murano area and is now the Vetro Artistico® Murano brand manager, acts as a bridge between these different entrepreneurial realities.

For The Venice Glass Week 2018, the Promovetro Consortium has organized an exhibition that represents the multiplicity of Muranese art production through an innovative and immersive installation animated by lights, projections and transparencies. The protagonists of the exhibition will be glass objects selected expressly to represent the best of Murano's artistic production. The suspended structure of the installation aims to recall the topography of Murano: an archipelago of small and large entrepreneurial realities. Multimedia devices will animate the glass, making reflections and original colors and details, highlighting the uniqueness of the exhibited objects and the high degree of professionalism of Muranese artisans.