Era Mare | It Was Sea

Era Mare it’s a project by Matteo de Mayda, bruno (Andrea Codolo and Giacomo Covacich) and Francesca Seravalle, in a spirit of solidarity with the Venetian inhabitants who were damaged from the floods between 12 and 28 November 2019.

On the night of 12 November 2019, the tide in Venice reached 187 cm above the mean sea level. An exceptional event that submerged the streets and flooded nearly every ground floor.

We decided to avoid an aggressive chronicle of the damage to respect the people who were affected, so as to show the hanging, fragile atmosphere of Venice, its lagoon and the Venetians. Accompanying the pictures, a text that shows an uncertain and dystopic imaginary and invites us to reflect on the future of the city.

The proceeds will be donated to Do.Ve cultural association, a network of commercial activities and private citizens involved in the preservation and valorization of a large area of the Dorsoduro district. The association commits to use the raised funds to help these realities get back up again.

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Alice Argentin, Maddalena Borsato, Therese Davies, Francesca Ferretti, Serena Gasparoni, Jacopo Giacomoni, Antonella Maione, Goran Mimica Gioia Pellizzari, Amrit Srivastava, Giulia Tornari, Venice Calls