Southern Lagoon, an August afternoon.
It was a day in early August when we first met. On one of the many outings to the lagoon this Summer, our path crossed that of the Power Notte. They are an art collective born in the Riviera Del Brenta that originated in the late 90s within the graffiti writing scene. Years later they expanded to cultural production (S.a.L.E. Docks) and social activism in our territory. After a long journey as tattoo artists they started Notte Blu tattoo studio, and Powernotte, a DIY Label ranging from figurative art, to design, to clothing.
“The intention is to develop a research in continuous interdependence with what we care about and with the different spheres we live in and cross daily, keeping the work open and in constant transformation”.
Thanks to their stories, we became fascinated by the tales that link land and water, myths and beliefs, legends and mystical rituals. Traditions that sailors have been following for a long time. The lagoon remains an unexpected territory that can surprise and amaze even the most skilled explorer. The craftsmanship and artistic-cultural sensibility of the Collective fit perfectly into a research on the territory. From our encounter Power Laguna was born: an observatory and research ground on legends, behaviors and rites of the indigenous people of the “barene” “valli” and “casse di colmata” of the Venice lagoon.