Title: “Written by Water”
Artist: Marco Godinho
Curator: Kevin Muhlen
Commissioner: Ministry of Culture, Luxembourg
Organized by: Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain
In line with the main themes that guide his artistic approach, Marco Godinho’s work for the Luxembourg Pavilion looks at the relationships that mankind entertains with the sea. Always in search of new horizons, the Portuguese-born artist is a nomadic explorer of the geographical, political and philosophical margins and boundaries of the world in which he lives.
“Written by Water” is an odyssey that takes the reverse path of today’s migratory routes across the Mediterranean, the cradle of modern society and birthplace of founding narratives that underpin our common heritage. In his installation for the Luxembourg Pavilion, Godinho creates an organic landscape imbued with its own temporality. Here, the sea appears as a world in perpetual motion in which the thoughts and memories associated with it become unspecified nomadic variables, a space onto which spectators can project their own stories cued by the elements assembled by the artist.
- Marco Godinho, Written by Water, 2013-2019, research material. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Fábio Godinho