• Davide Skerlj
  • May 9, h 8:27 p.m.

Exhibition produced by:
  • Nuova Icona
Curated by:
  • Giovanni Leghissa
With the participation of:
  • lIS Marco Polo - Liceo Artistico, Asylums Associazione di promozione sociale, Zoccole Dure Group, Deliratio Group
"Blue Moon" beach:
  • Lungomare d'Annunzio - Lido di Venezia
  • Waterbus n.1, 2, 10, 5.1, 5.2, 6, Lido stop

The eluded innocence slipped from our fingers
(social artistic action)

WHERE: Lido of Venice, Blue Moon Beach (shells collection) e various places in Venice.

WHEN: Begins Saturday 9th May 2015 at 8.27pm (twilight)

WHAT: It is an artistic intervention; it is also a meeting of people who will collect shells along the beach of Lido of Venice in the space of one night.

It is the ritual recollection of an event that took place 164,000 years ago: in the Ice Age the whole humanity survived feeding almost exclusively on seafood, which was the only life source available as the land was frozen. And it is in memory of this collective ancestral act that we will stubbornly repeat this action of collecting from the sea in the night of the shells.

An action that draws the attention to the water and the violations and the conflicts linked to this resource, which is one of the most fundamental human rights; an act meant to govern our resources in a more conscious way.

The entire event will develop in one night but in three stages:

FIRST STAGE: Collecting (sea) Lido of Venice

It is a meeting open to many people taking place on the beach to collect a gift from the sea, an environmentally sustainable collection that takes into account both our needs as individuals and in relation to others within a group.

SECOND STAGE: Deposit (passage from sea to land) Venice

On returning to the city, we will be leaving the collected shells on doorsteps, of public institutions as well as private, keeping in mind that that shell deposited is the memory of our ancient survival and it is not a useless item, but an object of attainment of value and awareness.

THIRD STAGE: Shouting (conclusion) Venice

After the deposition of shells, the whole action will close with a collective loud cry, as an ancient expression of individual assertion and reclamation of a shared collective experience.