5 mini projectors, players, video, 5 old glass vessels
Cyland MediaArtLab, 2016
Project “Bluest of the Seas”
begins with the 90-year-old Signora sharing a story from her past with
Be it bathing in the noon sun
or filled with the chirping of cicadas, the Italian town of Maranola,
which is rising up from the warm sea, is always resplendent. For its
inhabitants, the seascape became some kind of a "Magic Lantern"
(Laterna Magica) - a futuristic video with sounds and smells. It was
also the means of sustenance in hard times. During the Second World
War, women from the village used vessels made of thick green glass to
bring seawater to the village, walking for 5 kilometers with 30-liter
bottles on their heads. Seawater was then boiled down and the salt
obtained from this process was transported through the mountains to the
places where it could be exchanged for other basic necessities.