This cassette contains an overview of the Venice Biennale 2001, and includes interviews with Mark Wallinger, Vanessa Beecroft, Angus Fairhurst, Damien Hirst and others

Audio Arts: Volume 20 No 1 & 2, Side A – Mark Wallinger, Rosie Millard, Siobhan Hapaska, Grace Weir, Joseph Small, Ahmet Öktem, Sermin Sherif, Vittorio Urbani, Ana Laura Alaez

Audio Arts: Volume 20 No 1 & 2, Side B – Janet Cardiff, Gelatin, Granular-Synthesis, Lyndal jones, Rimer Cardillo, Andrew Lamb

Audio Arts: Volume 20 No 1 & 2, Side C – Vanessa Beecroft, Angus Fairhurst, Damien Hirst, Georgina Starr, Terry Smith, Cerith Wyn Evans, Rachel Thomas, Sune Nordgren, Pavel Büchler

Audio Arts: Volume 20 No 1 & 2, Side D – Luc Tuymans, Liza May Post, Vigal Zalmona, Ohad Fishop, Uri Katzenstein, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Salla Tykka, Leonid Sokov

Audio Arts Volume 20 No 1 & 2 inlay 1
Inlay for Audio Arts Volume 20 No 1 & 2 published in 2001
Archive reference: TGA200414/7/3 Volume 20 No 1 & 2

The Venice Biennale 2001: Plateau of Humankind

(Double Issue)

The 2001 Venice Biennale was marked by a considerable expansion of countries and artists in attendance. The scale and magnetism of the event challenged readings of it as being a ‘charming anachronism’* or merely a ‘trade fair’.** In reality it is a series of exhibitions, interventions and manifestations that contribute an ever changing dynamic of displays, propositions, opportunities and exposures. As well as preparing this double cassette featuring some 35 artists and commentators from 17 countries, Audio Arts in conjunction with Nuova Icona and Wimbledon School of Art held an international round table discussion as part of the Biennale in the first week in June and this is published as a separate book and CD. This is the eighth Venice Biennale attended by Audio Arts in order to make ‘on the spot’ recordings with artists, participants, critics, curators and commentators, thereby communicating the issues, agendas and preoccupations of contemporary art and the debates that surround it. It brings also something of the sounds, ambiance and atmosphere of this unique international exhibition in Venice.

Interviews by William Furlong, Mel Gooding, Zöe lrvine, Joanna Sandel and Jean Wainwright

* Charles Esche, Intemational Round Table Conference, Venice Biennale, 2001
** Jon Thompson, Intemational Round Table Conference, Venice Biennale, 2001

Side A

  • 00:00:01: Mark Wallinger; installation actuality, Threshold to the Kingdom
  • 00:01:11: Rosie Millard, BBC Arts Correspondent, interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:11:56: Siobhán Hapaska interviewed by Mel Gooding
  • 00:22:53: Grace Weir, installation actuality and interviewed by Jean Wainwright in the Irish pavilion about her video piece Around Now
  • 00:30:24: Joseph Small, Irish Ambassador, Italy, interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:33:00: Ahmet Öktem interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:41:58: Sermin Sherif interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:44:54: Vittorio Urbani, Director Nuova Icona, interviewed by Jean Wainwright
  • 00:52:15: Ana Laura Alaez installation actuality and interviewed by Zöe Irvine

Side B

  • 00:00:01: Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller interviewed by Jean Wainwright in the Canadian Pavilion
  • 00:10:46: gelatin interviewed in the Austrian pavilion by Zöe Irvine
  • 00:23:26: Granular=Synthesis installation actuality and interviewed in the Austrian pavilion by Zöe Irvine
  • 00:34:07: Lyndal Jones and Australian curator Richard Grayson, installation actuality and interviewed in the Austrian pavilion by William Furlong
  • 00:44:20: Rimer Cadillo interviewed in the Uruguayan pavilion by Mel Gooding
  • 00:54:14: Andrew Lamb, Chair of the Arts Development Council in Hong Kong interviewed on a vaporetto by William Furlong
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Side C

  • 00:00:01: Vanessa Beecroft interviewed about her performance VB47 at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum by William Furlong
  • 00:09:56: Angus Fairhurst interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:15:45: Damien Hirst interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:22:11: Georgina Starr installation actuality and interviewed about The Bunny Lake Collection, shown at the Venice Biennale by Jean Wainwright
  • 00:30:57: Terry Smith installation actuality and interviewed by Jean Wainwright in his studio about his video work Unnatural Acts, shown at Nuova Icona at The Venice Biennale
  • 00:35:49: Cerith Wyn Evans interviewed about his intervention at the Venice Biennale by Jean Wainwright
  • 00:44:53: Rachel Thomas, Curator at the Mead Gallery, interviewed by Jean Wainwright
  • 00:50:05: Sune Nordgren, Director of BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, interviewed by William Furlong
  • 00:56:15: Pavel Büchler interviewed in the Manchester Pavilion by William Furlong

Side D

  • 00:00:01: Luc Tuymans interviewed in the Belgian Pavilion by Zöe Irvine
  • 00:13:23: Liza May Post interviewed in the Dutch Pavilion by Zöe Irvine
  • 00:23:00: Yigal Zalmona, Curator of the Israeli Pavilion interviewed outside the pavilion by Jean Wainwright
  • 00:30:24: Ohad Fishop interviewed in the Israeli Pavilion by Jean Wainwright
  • 00:32:44: Uri Katzenstein, Curator of the Israeli Pavilion interviewed outside the pavilion by Jean Wainwright
  • 00:40:39: Carl Michael von Hausswolff installation actuality and interviewed in the Nordic Pavilion by William Furlong
  • 00:46:49: Salla Tykka interviewed about her work Lasso at the Arsenale by Joanna Sandel
  • 00:55:10: Leonid Sokov interviewed in the Russian Pavilion by Jean Wainwright