ABSENCE By Fuse Tsang
The work, rather than focusing on past events, tries to give a poetic vision of Venice: a city without water.
The gif consists of a series of archive photographs of Aquagranda, in which the flooded part has been removed; therefore reflecting on the relationship between the city and the water.
The intervention of removal of water refers to the loss of memory related to the event: outside Venice not many people are aware of Aquagranda, as the event did not receive an appropriate coverage at national and international level, being put in the shade by the serious damage of Florence. Surreal and romantic, the GIF provides a new reading of archival photographs and of the city itself, in which one of its fundamental components has been removed.
CORRUPTED FILE by Bianca Ghiuzan
The contemporary historical memory is fleeting and easily corruptible, such as a digital file.
LEVELS by Bianca Ghiuzan
The animated GIF shows, in a “pop” way, the steady rise of the water level that flooded Venice on 4 November 1966. The increase of the water flow is represented by three undulating shapes, each containing a modified archive photograph. To show the levels reached by the water, a representation of a hydrometer will be displayed at the bottom. Progressively, as the water levels appear, one sees less and less and only the maximum reached height measurement (194 cm) becomes visible. In order to understand what happened that day, the animated GIF ends with a quote from Giulio Obici “Venice, until when?”.