Gibigiane 2008

Gibigiane, 2008, Black painted steel structure and embroidered curtain, 165x30x30 cm ,Studio of JeanChristophe Massinon, Maxéville, Nancy

Gibigiane means reflections of water on the walls in venetan. Gibigiane is a proposal for a new curtain for the Theater “LA Fenice” of Venice (The Phoenix) January 8, 2004 after eight years of reconstruction work following a fire, “La Fenice” is inaugurated. “Dov’era, com’era” (Where it was, as it was) was the title of the public submission for the reconstruction of the building. An historical fake? A missed opportunity to be contemporary? The phoenix rises from the ashes, Venice is sinking a little more each day.