White Noise is a journey into the mind and heart of a woman. From the directors’ perspective, it becomes the vehicle to pay tribute to Venice, the birthplace of Carlo Scarpa, and to water, one of the essential elements of his work.
A place to remember
The story begins at Joanna's apartment in Brooklyn, New York. However, her memories, thoughts, and feelings belong to Venice, a city suspended in time, which appears through old mini-DV footage shot at the Querini Stampalia Foundation. This is where Carlo Scarpa, between 1959 and 1963, carried out the now famous restoration of part of the ground floor.
The work of the great master of Italian architecture focused on four areas: the bridge, the lightest arch built in Venice in the last few centuries; the entrance, with the defence barriers against high waters; the portego (porch); the garden.