Beyond the visible #Ships

2020

Photography, text

The presentation consists of a series of photographs showing different views of the Mediterranean Sea as seen from the shore. The images resemble postcards sent from a vacation; a metaphor evoking well-being, leisure and contact with nature. Reality presents us with a far more disturbing scenario. If we examine the images closely we find a script extending downward from the upper side of the postcards moving seaward, into the image.  This script records the coordinates either of sunken ships or of the harbours and piers where those ships were loaded and where they departed from. Beginning in the nineteen-eighties and continuing through the millennium many cargo ships vanished into the sea with no visible signs of the reason for their sinkage.