CYANOMETER POSTCARD, 2012


A6 format recycled paper, printed edition of 500 copies. 13th Architecture Venice Biennale. Project collaboration with Case Studio Vogt, Zurich. Available at the Kiosk on the corner of Via Garibaldi and Riva dei Sette Martiri, San Marco, Venice, Italy. Photographs by Franziska Strauss and Case Studio Vogt.

The Cyanometer Postcard refers to the variations of blueness when looking at the sky on a certain moment, to write this information down and share it with the receiver. It seeks to communicate senders and receivers across the latitudes of the world when thinking about the sky.

Horace-Bénédict de Saussure (Swiss Naturalist, 1740-1799) is credited to have invented the Cyanometer in 1789 during his trekking expeditions to the Alps. Alexander von Humboldt also used the Cyanometer on his journey in Latin America (1799-1804).




 


 


 


 


 


Kiosk model at the Arsenale.