Venice, 20.09.2021 – Anna Blau, the Viennese architecture, industry, and art photographer, describes her impression of the installation “integrated LEBENSRAUM” as “a visual experience that merges with itself”. She photographed the contribution from ATP architects engineers that is currently on show in Palazzo Bembo in Venice as part of the TIME SPACE EXISTENCE exhibition of the European Cultural Centre (ECC), which is being staged during the Architecture Biennale.
The three-dimensional projections fill the space, drawing visitors into the digital design world of ATP and transforming it into a multimedia experience. The title “integrated LEBENSRAUM” alludes to ATP’s core value of integrated cooperation. “The basic principles of integrated design, combined with the tool BIM, enable us to create optimized, sustainable buildings and, hence, to minimize the waste of resources,” summarizes the ATP partner Dario Travaš.
“I always love taking photographs at the Biennale in Venice,” explains Anna Blau, who has been active as an action and portrait photographer since the early 1990s and who worked with Hermann Nitsch and Joseph Beuys at Documenta as well as producing a number of Biennale documentaries. The extensive oeuvre of the winner of the Körner Prize in the field of architectural and art photography includes publications and exhibitions on new architecture in Vienna, Mexico, Switzerland, Cuba, Chile, Japan, China, Italy, Israel, New York, and London. Blau’s photos grace the publications of the Albertina and other museums around the world and she has illustrated texts by Walter Benjamin for Suhrkamp and Theodor W. Adorno. In 2010, she photographed the Valie Export exhibition in Vienna’s Belvedere and the Lentos Kunstmuseum in Linz for an art book.
The exhibition TIME SPACE EXISTENCE in Palazzo Bembo will remain open until 21st November 2021.