Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller propose a two-part contribution around the Memory of Venice for (re)connecting.earth. In order to highlight the changes to climate that has already taken place, the signage at the Mouettes genevoises' port stops was to have been completely transformed for the duration of the Biennial, by renaming them with the names of Venice's vaporetti stations: Pâquis = Ferrovia, Molard = Rialto, Gustave Ador = San Marco, De-Châteaubriand = Giardini, Genève Plage = Lido. As the project was finally reconsidered a few days before the inauguration, the artists came up with a radical solution to keep their invitation to travel while adapting it: the postcard.
▶ Artworks: Le souvenir de Venise, 2023, 5 photographs on paper, postcard, each 14,3 x 20,7 cm
▶ Venues: La Libellule
On the occasion of the symposium organised on September 2 by (re)connecting.earth, a public debate is organised with artists and scientists. Entitled The Memory of Venice: State of Knowledge, their conference is to focus on the theme of the consequences of climate change that have already materialised. La Libellule's Plantamour pavilion, which hosts this discussion, is located in the same park as the Museum of the History of Science, where Hemauer/Keller's project to observe the colors of the sky began with Horace Bénédict de Saussure's cyanometers.