Paradoxes of a Diamond

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  • Year: 2015
  • Place: Venice
  • Land: Italy (45.3642452,12.2933610443301) centr.
  • Category: Ecosystems/ Flora/ Fauna, Pollution/ Destruction/ Toxins, Sciences, and Water/ Body of water
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Jonsson’s PARADOXES OF A DIAMOND is a site-specific mixed-media installation concerned with the ecological state of the lagoon in Venice. >>

“Inspired by the Diamond–Water Paradox formulated by Adam Smith in 1776, the project reflects on the economic concepts of use and exchange values, as well as on the marginal utility of an ecosystem. Paradoxes of a Diamond evokes the production of a diamond out of the carbon stored within the algae collected from the contaminated sediment in the central parts of the Venice lagoon.” (Cecilia Jonsson) >>

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