Floating Islands, 2019

series of 22 c-prints, 6×9 film

Floating Islands is about the Republic of Kiribati, which is going to disappear in few decades due to the global warming.

Little spots in the Pacific Ocean, placed in a point over the International Date Line and between the two hemispheres, they rise only one or two meters above the sea level.

Nearly unreachable and in the middle of nowhere, the Kiribati Islands are the perfect destination to be experienced through Google Earth. In Floating Island the 22 inhabited islands of Kiribati are depicted from the vision of a western traveller using a western tool: they are like peaceful mountains made of water, a rendered ocean made of numbers, pixels, measurements and colors.