"Processional" an installation by Todd Williamson at the Venice Biennale 2019
One of twenty-one official collateral events of the Venice Biennale 2019 with support from the Pollock Krasner Foundation and the MAK Center for Art & Architecture Greg Walter: Composer ~ Priscialla Fraser: Curator
For Processional, Todd Williamson examines the ideas of order and tradition to insinuate the deep uncertainty and uncontrollable political, social, and cultural movements of our time. Both the work and concept generated for this installation will draw directly from the environment in which it will be displayed, Chiesa di Santa Maria Della Pieta, in Venice. Occupying the long, narrow chapel located to the side of the Church, the space invites a meditative, sequential process of reflection. Drawing from the formal proportions, material richness, and dramatic natural light of this special site, the artist has developed a series of works which encourage contemplation, challenge the perceived order of tradition and ask who are our apostles today? What are their roles? Is the influence of today’s perceived Influencers truly inspirational or dangerously dogmatic?