The Garbage Patch State Venice

The Garbage Patch State by artist Maria Cristina Finucci was opened to the public on 29 May 2013. The installation is set until 24 November 2013 in the main courtyard of the Ca’Foscari University of Venice.  It sums up in a simple image what is in fact a very complex phenomenon of islands made of garbage and floating in the middle of the oceans. The idea is inscribed in the framework of Wasteland, a complex art project on which the artist has been working for several months, composed of videos, images, and many other interventions.

It started in Paris on 11 April of this International Year of Water Cooperation, when the new Federal State was institutionally - albeit symbolically - recognized during a performance-installation at the UNESCO headquarters.

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Watch on YouTube the related 2 videos produced during the 2013 CIAK Junior International Film Festival :

Photo credit : ©UNESCO/Kruna Krstic