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The city of Piran has been for centuries influenced by the shifting borders of Slovenia and the subsequent displacements of populations and cultural characteristics. One of the reasons of conflict in the area has been the production of salt in the saltpans near Piran.


My intention was to introduce the notion of the line as a fragile construction in order to generate a rupture in the cultural landscape of the town. The work explores the line as a physical border could that could acquire a different character, as something precarious, transient and elusive. Salt is used as a subtle substance that aludes to the economic, historical and political contingencies of the area.

 

 

stefaniastrouza_saltline

 

stefaniastrouza_saltline

 

Saltline

2009

Salt in an aprox. 200m public road

Piran, Slovenia