The Journey, 2016

Rossella Biscotti won the Premio Michelangelo in 2010.
The prize, a big marble block from the Carrara quarry in Italy, is used as the starting point for The Journey (2016). With the prospect of dropping the marble block into the Mediterranean Sea between Italy, Libya and Tunisia she identified the blocks new location through analyzing the environmental complexity of the Sicilian canal near Lampadusa. Inspired by scientific research and oceanography, the installation consists of maps that trace historical commercial routes, migrant routes, artefacts and military deposit, analyzing the morphology of the seabed in international waters.

Rossella Biscotti, The Journey, 2016
Rossella Biscotti, The Journey, 2016

Installation view Van Abbemuseum 2016
Photo: Peter Cox
Rossella Biscotti, The Journey, (Oil and Gas Activity Map (License till 2019)), 2016
Rossella Biscotti, The Journey, (Oil and Gas Activity Map (License till 2019)), 2016
Vinyl map pasted on Wall
138 x 215 cm
edition 3 + 1 A/P


Installation view Van Abbemuseum 2016
Photo: Peter Cox
Rossella Biscotti, The Journey, 2016
Rossella Biscotti, The Journey (Relics), 2016
blueprint (in collaboration with Soprintendenza del Mare, Palermo IT)
117 × 154,5 cm
edition 3 + 1 A/P

Rossella Biscotti, The Journey (From Cape Africa (Tunisia) till Misrata (Lybia)), 2016
blueprint 88 x 122 cm
edition 3 + 1 A/P

Installation view Van Abbemuseum 2016
Photo: Peter Cox
Rossella Biscotti, The Journey (Alien algae, mollusks, fishes and crustaceous), 2016
Rossella Biscotti, The Journey (Alien algae, mollusks, fishes and crustaceous), 2016
Slide show of 15 slides (in collaboration with ISPRA (The Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research,
Palermo IT)
edition 3/3 + 2 A/P

Installation view Van Abbemuseum 2016
Photo: Peter Cox
Rossella Biscotti, The Journey (Borders), 2016
Rossella Biscotti, The Journey (Borders), 2016
Territorial waters Italy/Malta, MRCC Italy/Malta/Greece, SAR Area UCG, MARE SICURO 15, Libya Standing Orders, Frontex / Triton and EUNAVFORMED
Vinyl map pasted on Wall (In collaboration with Elman Srl)
259 x 500 cm
edition 3/3 + 1 A/P

Installation view Van Abbemuseum 2016
Photo: Peter Cox
Rossella Biscotti, The Journey (From Capo Rosello (Italy) till Malta Islands and Ras Thyna (Tunisia)), 2016
Rossella Biscotti, The Journey, (From Capo Rosello (Italy) to Malta Islands till Ras Thyrna (Tunisia)), 2016
Blueprints, 5 sheets
191 x 220 cm
Edition 3+1 A/P

Installation view Van Abbemuseum 2016
Photo: Peter Cox
Rossella Biscotti, The Journey (Big Splash), 2016
Rossella Biscotti, The Journey (Big Splash), 2016
In collaboration with Prof. Dr. Gert-Jan Reichart & Dr. Jan Boon, Royal Dutch Institute for Sea Research Den Hoorn (Texel)
Poster, 100 x 70 cm