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The performance Mediterráneo was realized by Carlos Martiel in 2017 on the occasion of the 57th Venice Art International Biennale. The work stems from a reflection of the artist on the social theme of immigration and the consequent dramatic deaths in the Mediterranean Sea.
Inside a structure designed by the artist, a copious amount of water from the Mediterranean Sea has been inserted, taken directly from the Venice lagoon. Within thirty minutes, the water slowly descends through a hole, until the artist, positioned in the lower part of the glass case, is submerged.