Empire II is an artist led project devised and curated by Vanya Balogh during the 57th La Biennale Di Venezia. This immersive film hub space will feature two chambers, a library with a selection of books curated by participating artists and a single screen room featuring 115 short films playing on a continuous loop. Empire II is a spontaneous reflex point, a hot eye that reflects on the elusiveness and temporality of the digital image interweaving various paths, trends and approaches to film making.
Empire II screen will confront us with the ideas on climate change, war, pollution, politics of attrition, narcissism, depression, violence, fear, love, hate, sexuality, digital rape, cyber crime, loss of identity, space travel and many other concurrent themes. Focused on the present time, "Age Of Anxiety", whilst turning madness into metaphysics, artists respond and demonstrate their feelings, thoughts and objections to the post truth world incumbent in lies and power struggles.
Empire II will equally host a series of events with participating artists and critical speakers in form of talks and group discussions related to technology, art, science and film making.