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Stories from an urban lagon in the 21st century


Ocean Space
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Nowtilus. Stories from an urban lagoon in the 21st century resurfaces from the digital sea in a new format: Nowtilus Live! After eight episodes in which Enrico Bettinello spoke with guests from diverse fields of expertise, “Nowtilus” makes its return to recount and reveal stories, notes and reflections, rethinking Venice today.

On October 10, from 5pm to 7pm, Nowtilus Live! will be ready to welcome you at Ocean Space, transforming the once digital dialogue into a lively social event. In this special episode, Nowtilus Live! investigates new and continually changing visions of Venice, moving between the imagination inspired by the city and its reality, between fiction and authenticity, between creative storytelling and documentary analysis in the field of visual art, together with three exceptional guests: Pietro Consolandi, artist and researcher with the Ocean Fellowship promoted by TBA21-Academy, Stefano Mudu, critic and researcher of contemporary art (Iuav University of Venice) and Sara Tirelli, artist and filmmaker. The conversation will be accompanied by a screening of the films "Hydra" (2020) by Sara Tirelli and "In girum revisited ..." (2017) by Antoni Muntadas, a musical performance by Enrico Coniglio taken from the album Teredo Navalis (2020), and final aperitivo kindly provided by Nardini. Curated by Enrico Bettinello and Alice Ongaro Sartori.

The event is free, but a reservation is required at this link.

All episodes of Nowtilus are available on Ocean Archive, SoundCloud, Spotify, iTunes and on Google Podcasts.


Pietro Consolandi is a researcher and artist, and was Ocean Fellow at TBA21 – Academy in 2020. His research revolves around intertidal zones and fragile ecosystems, focusing on their potential use in green infrastructure, adopting them as a metaphor for the human condition, making steps towards intra-species solidarity. In 2018 along with Fabio Cavallari he founded the Barena Bianca Collective in Venice, with whom he continues to work. He has exhibited - both individually and as part of Barena Bianca - in Italy and abroad, in places such as the MAGA in Gallarate, at Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo, and at Imperial College in London, and has collaborated with various institutions, including the CA2M - Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo and the Centro de Acercamiento a lo Rural in Madrid.


Stefano Mudu is a critic and researcher of contemporary art. After his initial training in architecture and a specialization in visual arts, he was a fellow at the IUAV in Venice where he is currently undertaking a PhD in Visual Culture. He regularly writes for magazines in this field, including Flash Art Italia, and is the author of Spazi Critici. I luoghi della scrittura d’arte contemporanea (Mimesis, 2018) and Altrove. New Fiction (bruno, 2020).


Sara Tirelli is a filmmaker and visual artist. In 2003 she graduated from D.A.M.S in Bologna, and in the same year she gained a Diploma in Filmmaking from the Scuola Civica di Cinema, Televisione e Nuovi Media in Milan. Her work has been exhibited at various festivals and exhibitions, including at Q16. Quadriennale d'Arte in Rome, Seoul Sonje Art Center, the Museo Novecento in Florence, the 12th International Architecture Biennale in Venice, and Rotterdam Film Festival. In 2017 she was awarded the 3rd prize of the Deutsche Bank and Ufa Award, and in the same year she was selected as the artist in residence at the Borås Konstmuseum in Sweden, where she developed her VR piece “Medusa”. She has presented her research and work in immersive storytelling and VR production on several occasions, including “Future Narrative” with Laurie Anderson at the Gothenburg Film Festival, “Woman & VR” at the Trieste Film Festival, and “VR and Art” at the Supermarket Art Fair in Stockholm.