Last week a larger-than-life, violin-shaped vessel wound its way down Venice’s famedGrand Canal. The brainchild of Venetian artistLivio De Marchi, who is known for his fantasticalgiant sculptures, the 39-foot-long boat carried a string quartet that playedAntonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, among other compositions.
Livio De Marchi views the wooden replica vessel as a symbol of the Italian city’s rebirth following Covid-19.
Jeff McCann is a Sydney/Gadigal based creative who works in both the visual and performing arts. His practise is a sustainability-focused approach that includes using second hand materials, repurposing old collateral from previous projects to make new work and/or considering the afterlife of the work he makes. He was inspired by childhood creativity and nostalgia, world building, games and the natural environment. Jeff specialises in community engagement projects, public art, workshops and education, collaborations, illustration, props and fashion. His artistic practice strives to create inclusive works that encourage audience involvement and fun. www.jeffmccann.com.au/fashion