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Beta Platform Launch


Ocean Space
Admission fee
Free of charge

Conversation in Italian. Screening in Italian with English subtitles.

"Metagoon", by Matteo Stocco, is a tool for observing and researching the complexity of the Venetian Lagoon. The project, which began in 2015 and is still expanding and developing, consists of 48 hours of footage mapping the complex and varied aspects of the Venetian Lagoon and the communities that inhabit it.

On Tuesday October 12 will be launched and presented, with a conversation between the filmmaker Matteo Stocco, Fantina Madricardo (ISMAR-CNR) and the graphic designer Luca Coppola.

The launch of Metagoon platform was made possible thanks to TBA21–Academy, DH Office, LagunaB and We Are Here Venice.


Participation is free but reservation is required at this link.

From August 6, all visitors must present a valid digital or paper EU Covid Certificate (Green Pass) to access Ocean Space. More information.

In line with the rules to prevent the spread of Covid-19, the capacity of Ocean Space has been reduced to guarantee a safe experience.

Masks must be worn inside Ocean Space (properly covering both nose and mouth) and hands must be sanitized with the provided sanitizer upon entrance. A temperature check will be carried out at the entrance.


Matteo Stocco is an independent video maker who lives and works in Venice. His main field of research concerns the dynamics and problems that influence the development of the contemporary city. The aim of his work is to explore the subtle boundaries between intimacy and everyday life.


Fantina Madricardo graduated from the University of Padua, Italy in 1999 with a degree in Physics and she gained her PhD in Theoretical Physics in 2002 from the University of Hamburg, Germany. She has held post-docs at at the ISMAR CNR in Venice, Italy (2003-2007) and at the University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France (2008).

She currently coordinates the EASME/EMFF/2017/ - ‘marGnet’ (Mapping and recycling marine litter and Ghost nets on the seafloor) project; she is the scientific coordinator for ISMAR of the Italy-Croatia Interreg project SOUNDSCAPE (Soundscape in the North Adriatic Sea and their impact on marine biological resources). Moreover, she is involved in the EU H2020 project ENDURUNS (Development and demonstration of a long-endurance sea surveying autonomous unmanned vehicle with gliding capability powered by hydrogen fuel cell) and in the Research project for a ‘regulated’ lagoon. She was recently involved in the projects: H2020 EVEREST, Interreg Med AMAre and Life GHOST.


Luca Coppola is an Art Director, Graphic Designer, and Co-founder together with Riccardo Berrone of AUT Design collective. With an artistic background, he specializes in the field of visual communication, developing coordinated image and editorial graphics projects, maintaining his interest in contemporary art, cultural promotion and research.

AUT design collective is a design, graphic design and art direction studio based in Venice and Milan founded in 2009 by Riccardo Berrone and Luca Coppola. AUT questions the role of design in contemporary society in relation to specific issues such as identity, production and innovation processes, visual communication and collaborative design. Over time it has collaborated with artists, curators, established brands, artisans, designers and institutions such as: MART Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, The Aram Gallery, Massimo Bartolini / galleria (MDC) Massimo De Carlo, Venice Art Factory / Brian Eno & Beezy Bailey, Biennale di Venezia, Martino Gamper LTD, Museo 900 Firenze, Fondazione ISEC, Odin Teatret, C/O Careof, Salviati S.r.l, Veneta Cucine, Rinascente S.r.l.