The city is sinking


3h10pm, office hours: while the sun is out in the streets, you experience interior gloom. You feel blue, as blue as the light glowing from your laptop screen, reminding you of the work you have to go on doing, even if you drastically lack energy and motivation. Bleached-out images of Venice epitomize your 3h10 dysphoria. The romanticized city of love destroyed by pollution, rising waters and mass tourism is slowly collapsing, and all you can do is collecting faded digital memories of it. “Venice is a fish” says the book, soon to be a dead one, floating in the sunshine of mid-afternoon.


created using altered
analog photographs
taken in Venice
for synthetic velvet second issue 3:10
created by Audrey Kadjar
Berlin, 2019
featured at the Vancouver Art Book Fair 2019