Aleksandra Mir

Venezia

VENICE—1 million postcards (100 originals in a print run of 10.000) were created as free giveaways to the general public 53rd International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, 2009. Images of waterways from around the world were sourced from a commercial image bank and a graphic designer collaborated on the layouts. The work also involved a collaboration with the Poste Italiane and the installation of two mailboxes with daily pickups and the selling of stamps in the exhibition area. However, the main part of the distribution was carried out by the public who like pollinating bees took the cards home by every means of transport and spread them to the wind. The canals of Venice thus extended out into the world’s oceans, rivers, lakes and ponds. Venice in every molecule of the rain. Politics as pollution rather than border control