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11-20-07
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Venice Carnival

Atelier Pietro Longhi

videography/editing: Matthew Nothelfer
photography: Alicia Wszelaki

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Studio Red Dot travels to many places in the world for our clients. This podcast is a simple opportunity for us to share with you some of the footage, images and thoughts we collect along the way.

If you visit Venice you probably leave with your own story of disorientation among the canals and foot streets. Confused wandering can be frustrating, but getting lost offers certain rewards.

Walking aimlessly, and most likely in circles, through Venice we strolled into a rather strange studio, OltreConfine. It did not offer traditional Venetian Carnival costuming, but rather masks and designs inspired by pagan mythology and modern comic books. Artist Maurizio Di Celestino was quietly modest, telling us of dreams to create contemporary artworks, and how he made his dreams into reality opening his boutique.

From new to old, Maurizio put us in contact with local designer, Francesco Briggi of Atelier Pietro Longhi. Visiting his studio was a journey into the past. Watching his artists put handmade details into authentic period clothing proved that both shops were different, but they were also what Venice and Carnival are known for: a departure from reality, the opportunity for the metaphysical.

Sometimes being lost will help you find exactly what you looking for.

--Alicia