HD Video/35 mm, 33‘oo‘‘, English/German/French s.t., Dolby SR, 2005
Collection Mudam Luxembourg
The film takes on the structure of the revenge western, but adds an additional level of appropriation and art world critique. Mondo Veneziano - High Noon in the Sinking City addresses a wide variety of theoretical discourses currently on the contemporary art agenda, confronting them with a series of unexpected and spectacular events.
Neither a cranky arthouse film nor a straight splatter movie, Mondo Veneziano uses two genres to confront two evidently distinct universes. What the one cannot achieve, the other does: where violence seems gratuitous, words explain, where the talking won‘t do, slaughter will...