Combining fictitious storytelling and poetic photography, Solastalgia sheds light on the effects of climate change and rising tides on the archipelago of 118 islands that make up the city of Venice, Italy. Written in the voice of Venice – a city deserted by its inhabitants and sinking gradually into oblivion – this emotive book recalls its former life of grandeur and speculates on the outcome of its worsening predicament.
Each Print Edition of Solastalgia includes:
+ A signed copy of Solastalgia, the hardcover book, from the first edition printing of 350 copies.
+ A choice from two Print options
Marina’s photographs are made from film negatives that lay soaking for weeks in the same Adriatic seawater that is actively deteriorating and enveloping the city of Venice. This process causes mold growth on the film emulsion, naturally creating the spore effects seen in the final prints.
Giclée prints have an image size of 7.5x5in / 19×12.7cm, printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag fine art paper – 308gsm, 100% cotton, archival standard.
Your selected print is signed and numbered on the front, presented in a glassine wrapper and enclosed in the front end papers of the book.
– Print Choice 1: Accordion (each is 1/15)
– Print Choice 2: Lagoon (each is 1/15)
For further details about this project, see descriptions on the trade edition book page: Solastalgia