“Großvenediger” (altitude 3,666 m) is the name of the highest glacial peak of the Venediger massive, part of the Hohe Tauern mountain range in Austria. The name “Großvenediger” (Grand Venetian) is recorded for the first time in 1797, although the precise origin of the name remains unclear. The most common assumption is that the name derives from the idea that the presumed visibility from the summit would reach as far as Venice. Research shows, however, that the visual axis makes an unimpeded view all the way to Venice impossible.
SEE YOU for the first time makes it possible to gaze from Mount Großvenediger to Venice. A motion-picture camera has been installed in the Austrian Pavilion of the 54th Venice Biennale. The camera transmits images in real time from the Pavilion in Venice to the Kürsingerhütte Alpine hut located on Mount Großvenediger. Via smartphone it is also possible to glance at Venice from the glacial mountain top.
Biennale di Venezia, Austrian Pavillion / Kürsinger Hütte
Venezia (I) / Neukirchen (A)
Surveillance camera, televisor, satellite dish, print on PVC, print on dibond
Photo: Andreas Bertagnoll