Death of Venice

Death of Venice

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This piece is directed at the current situation of Venice, questioning and making a statement on the rising number of tourists and how people are unaware of the problems that this is causing to the local culture. This is why the pieces are placed throughout the city, where anyone can find them. These four facts created the body of work called ‘Death of Venice’ which was formed in miniature sculptures placed on 30 different bridges located across the city.

Venice has up to 20,000,000 visitors per year.

Venice is sinking at a rate of 1mm per year.

20,000 local people leave per year.

Venice has sunk 24cm since the 1900s.