Can a lumen print be comparable to Venice’s present precarious existence? The threatening changes to its existence, like the lumen print, are imperceptible, slow and hidden to the outsider.
I was struck by how many visitors come to Venice to mourn it: to see it before it “dies” and mourn its loss, when really there is nothing to mourn and everything to save.
This project was made during the Venice Art Biennale Fellowship with the British Council. I spent a month in Venice working at the British Pavillion and make a piece of work which investigated Venice. I visited eight island of the Venetian Lagoon and used the lumen print as a method of documentation and metaphor for the Venice’s fragility.
Exhibited in Manchester and London
Lumen print of Torcello, 2017