Sal Venezia 2010-11
Shortlisted for Wales at Venice Biennale 2011, Sal Venezia is a site specific and solar driven sculpture/device that will produce salt by evaporating a field of sea water taken from the Venetian Lagoon.
It was planned that the work would take advantage of the natural topography of Venice, the high level of unfiltered sunlight, the salt sea water and the shallow tidal reach of this part of the Adriatic coast. The artwork references and seeks to engage intimately with the unique material nature of the Venetian landscape/seascape, its history and the commercial growth of the City in the post Roman era.
The artists involved in this project are: Rachel Bennett, Dallas Collins, Mark Halliday, Luke Mintowt-Czyz, Caroline Taylor, Becky Whitmore and Gareth Williams.