the invisible mountain grapples with melting glaciers at venice biennale

on watch inside of the italian pavilion at the venice architecture biennale is an installation that brings interest to the tangible effects of global weather change. realized by giovanni betti and katharina fleck, ‘the invisible mountain’ seems at the presena glacier in italy’s northern trentino area, which has been lined in 34 tonnes of plastic tarpaulin each and every summertime because 2008 to preserve the snow from melting. the show at the biennale is composed of a single piece of this tarpaulin, hung in the shape of the mountain, and it aims to increase recognition of the disappearing glaciers in

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