In the summer of 2008, five years after the construction of the MOSE, the high-tide defence system of Venice, Walter Niedermayr and Stephen Shore undertook a photographic study on the area housing the construction sites, now published in two monographs by Linea di Confine per la Fotografia Contemporanea. Support was provided by the Venezia Nuova Consortium and sponsorship by the Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation in Venice.
"This volume brings together the photographs taken by Walter Niedermayr in the summer of 2008 in the building sites of the Mose at the entrance to the port, but also along the coastal barrier and on some of the islands affected by the interventions to implement the Moseprotection system around Venice. The photographer returned after some 10 years to work on a territory held together thanks to a network of ‘exceptional complexity’ around the lagoon city, perceived as a secondary landscape of the Venetian area and generally little known to the common gaze. (…)Niedermayr’s images area characterised by the use of dazzling light which makes space evanescent. The objects captured by the photo frame are thus left to float within the brightness, thereby unhinging their spatial references. They seem to hint at the idea of freeing the objects in space, and thus tone down the presumption of perspectival construction, i.e. the possibility to describe the objects using a geometric-mathematic model." From the text by Tiziana Serena.
Published by Linea di Confine, 2011
Catalogue edited by Tiziana Serena.
Format: 24.5 x 29 cm, 72 pp. with three gatefolds. Texts in Italian and English. Paperback.
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