Re-Flooring

 

Title: RE-FLOORING
Author: Andrea Morucchio
Description: Site specific installation based on 
Augmented Reality and NFTs 
Location: Romanic Church, Isola delle Rose, JW Marriott Venice
Exhibition period: April 25 - November 15 2022 
Curated by Michela Codutti >>> Euroinnovators 
Technical sponsor: >>> Sincromia Group 
In collaboration with: >>> JW Marriott Venice
The installation is part of the event Il Segno dell'Acqua

Open every day from 10 am to 7 pm free admission. 

JW Marriott shuttle service: every half an hour from the pier in front of Giardini Reali, San Marco. 
The work is experienced through the use of a free downloadable augmented reality app by Artive; the visitors by framing the panels with a smartphone "transform" them through Augmented Reality into monitors that transmit videos with relative sounds.
Re-Flooring is a AR Augmented Reality site-specific NFT installation project in an evocative space, a church built in the early twentieth century in Romanic style no longer place of worship located on Sacca Sessola, Isola delle Rose in the Venice Lagoon now the site of JW Marriott Venice. 
The work consists of nine printed panels - eight 1,25x1,25 mt, one 2,25x2,25 mt - hanging on the walls of the Church. The different images printed on the single panels reproduce the initial stills of the corresponding video animation. The nine different animations correspond to as many NFTs entitled >>> Re-Flooring nft video.

The work is experienced through the use of a free downloadable augmented reality app by Artive; the visitors by framing the panels with a smartphone "transform" them through Augmented Reality into monitors that transmit videos with relative sounds.
The mosaic pavement of St. Mark's Basilica - 2099 square meters consisting of marble tesserae forming geometric figures or animals - is disappearing due to the impossibility of blocking the continuous flooding caused by the increasingly frequent high tide.

The most significant installation element of the project >>> The Rape of Venice (Andrea Morucchio, Museo Mocenigo, MUVE Contemporaneo, Venice Biennale 2015) - consisted of the ground installation of a surface that reproduced discombobulated thousands of photographic tiles of the floor of San Marco.

I have currently corrected, cleaned, and digitally rearranged more than 9,000 tessellations that I am also using to process the digital artwork series of the >>> Puzzling project. 

The photographic documentation of the mosaic pavement that I have used - realized in the years preceding the current situation in which it is estimated that at least 60% of the tesserae must be replaced - represents an exceptional historical-artistic testimony in that it preserves the visual memory of an extraordinary treasure that is already strongly compromised and for which, at the present time, there is no possibility of salvation.

On the basis of these considerations, and in accordance with the intentions that animated The Rape of Venice project, I have created a series of single-edition NFTs video animations entitled >>> Re-Flooring _ NFT _ video. Puzzling San Marco Floor Mosaic

Each video consists of max 24 images that reassembled reproduce a part of the pavement; starting from a situation of fragmentation of the tiles, a lapping sound recorded in the lagoon gives rhythm to the gradual recomposition until the original figure is reproduced.
Augmented Reality technology powered by ArtiVive.com 
NFTs dropped on Opensea.io
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