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Carlos Martiel

Mediterráneo

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Artist
Carlos Martiel
Title
Mediterráneo
Year
2017
Duration
31 min 28 s
Format & Technical

Digital video HD
Edition of 3 + 2 AP

LOOP Edition
Ed. 2018
Presented in LOOP by
Gilda Lavia

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.

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