Matthias Schaller: Controfacciata
Venice – a city of color, light and shadows. Matthias Schaller stumbled upon the architectural anomaly of the controfacciata or counter-fagade whilst exploring the magnificent Venetian palaces along the edges of the canals. These spaces at the front of the first floor lie still, in semi-darkness. The walls glow in twilight, the faded grandeur of earlier days discernible in the busts, furniture and paintings. From the end of the passage, light floods into the rooms, sapping the blazing colors of the decor. Doors off the hallway lead to unknown rooms and silent histories.