Commissioner: Ministry of Culture of Luxembourg.
Curator: Kevin Muhlen.
Exhibitor: Marco Godinho.
Written by Water. For his contribution to the Biennale Arte 2019, Marco Godinho turns his attention to the ambivalent relationships that mankind entertains with the sea. In Written by Water, he sounds the depths of the Mediterranean Sea as both a territory of real-life adventure and tragedy and a collective imaginary space. Spectators dive into a liquid world of imagination, reflection, and contemplation that encourages them to project their own histories onto a multilayered canvas of constantly changing, seemingly inexhaustible impressions. By staging human learning and remembering as continuous processes of writing, erasing, and overwriting, Written by Water lets viewers experience history as an essentially ungraspable flux of personal and collective destinies.