Metagoon is a tool for observing and investigating the Venetian lagoon. The project, which was started in 2015 and is still expanding and developing, consists of an archive of footage and interviews that survey the varied and complex aspects of the Venetian lagoon and the communities that inhabit it.
Metagoon seeks to cast a light on the knowledge, traditions, transformations, and contradictions of the lagoon ecosystem, creating a map in which borders are outlined by interviews, stories and silent observations. The testimonies collected here come from a broad range of fields: scientists engaged in research, university professors working on projects to protect the ecosystem, local inhabitants going about daily activities closely linked to the aquatic environment, and pilots of boats, both large and small.
Users are given the opportunity to navigate the archive and chart his or her own personal course through the testimonies and audio-visual documents, in order to form their own idea of the lagoon territory.