ARE YOU A TOURIST?
2.SEND ME A PHOTO OF THE CITY
Send it at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This open call was made through leaflets and posters in the city of Venice and various forums in the internet. The photos that I received from the tourists where then sent (via email) to Venetian citizens asking them a short comment. Subsequently these comments where forwarded to the tourists that had realised the photographs. In the end I have selected some of these photos and printed them in the format of postcards. These are now being sold in some of the most touristic places around Venice. The project is opening thus itself through the tourists and other people who will buy them and send them around the world. Furthermore the comments that I have received and will receive in the future are being archived and will be presented in the future, along with the rest of the material in the form of a catalogue.
The aim of the work is to create new contacts (direct-indirect) between people that would never normally meet since the identity of a tourist does not usually permit a true personal interaction with the people of the visited space. The result of the project will be revealed through time.
Project presentation at Bevilacqua La Masa 89ma Collettiva – Venice | Winning Prise
Some photos received during the open call.
Project presentation at Noloco Gallery, Padova.