Venice Sacked: a Documentary

A new scene, imagined as if Venice had been sacked after all, where the traumatized Violetta is interviewed in a refugee camp by a journalist, her account bracketed by two contentious talking heads spouting statistics.

Levine: so what does that added information do?  What do you with that added context?

Does it make you want to run screaming?

It grounds the story in something other than characters, in witnesses.

It brings up all these stories of the second world war – but also the way that those stories of camps couldn’t in some way be heard for years …

The added information frames our perception – a more radical challenge to understand that I’m aware I can’t really know …

Levine: what I’m hearing is that more contextualization makes you aware that you can’t in fact rely on what you hear …


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