4. Archipelago Cinema by Buro Ole Scheeren, collateral events
We must confess to having qualms about the logistical sense of a cinema on a raft, but the seamless organisation, superb catering and crisp Venetian weather ensured the premiere of Horst Brandenburg's film about Ole Scheeren, Against All Rules, was one of the Biennale highlights. The film itself delved into Scheeren's swift elevation into the new architectural elite, underpinned by a preoccupation with the world around the buildings on display. Characterised by hitherto unseen imagery of his studio's suite of new Asian megastructures, it was a concise portrait of a modern architectural personality. Wallpaper* was proud to co-host the aftershow event - thanks to sponsorship from Belvedere Vodka and Peroni beer, and kind support from the KT Wong Foundation - and we whipped up a strictly limited edition version of Scheeren's guest-edited section of our October issue just for the occasion. With Vaparettos gliding up to discharge their starry cargos throughout the evening, music from the film's composers Marc Feigenspann and Johannes Brecht and visual magic by VJ Philipp Monjoie, this was a fine way to kick off the Biennale.
Photography: Alejandro Falceto Palacin