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Leviathan: A Beginning. Shezad Dawood in conversation with Alfredo Cramerotti 2017 by Alfredo Cramerotti

Leviathan: A Beginning. Shezad Dawood in conversation with Alfredo Cramerotti  2017

talk - presentation

Shezad Dawood, Leviathan Cycle (production stills), 2017. HD video. Courtesy of the artist and UBIK Productions.

Thursday | 11 May 2017, 2pm

Palazzina Canonica
Riva dei Sette Martiri, 1364
Vaporetto Giardini

Curated by Alfredo Cramerotti, Leviathan is being presented by the Fondazione Querini Stampalia in collaboration with the Institute of Marine Sciences (CNR-ISMAR) and Fortuny in Venice. Following the launch in May, the project will embark on a three-year UK and international tour, culminating in a final presentation of all ten episodes in 2020.

Leviathan is set in an imaginary future whose inhabitants are the survivors of a cataclysmic solar event. Each episode is told from the point of view of a different character and follows them as they drift across Europe, Asia and North Africa, encountering a series of idiosyncratic communities. Filming locations include the Institute of Marine Sciences’ oceanographic platform in the Adriatic Sea, the Natural History Museum in London and an abandoned island in the Venetian lagoon.