Aqua, ma non troppo / Лоран Миньоно и Криста Сомерер, ONE Gallery

computer animation, 2023

This computer animation was created specifically for Venice with its fantastic cultural heritage. The artists photographed various historic paintings and motives from the luxurious city. Sophisticated artistic creations from past epochs present humanity at its best.

In times of climate crisis however, extreme weather events increase and cultural artifacts are in danger of being lost through rising sea levels and floods.

The animation Aqua, ma non troppo presents extracts of historical paintings and motives from Venice as they float and disappear into a generative water landscape, creating mesmerizing, beautiful but slightly sad impressions of times lost.

When humans destroy nature, they also destroy culture and when they destroy culture, they ultimately endanger themselves.