Between East & West A Gulf
After the great flood, a nation emerged longing for their lost Eden on the shores of the Upper Gulf
in Lower Mesopotamia. They translated their nostalgia into epics depicting the drowning of this classical utopia. Archaeological theories that present the basin of the Arabian/ Persian Gulf as one
of the potential locations for this once green and prosperous paradise are steeped in fascinating
mythologies that have potential to trigger an alternative spatial reading for the region.
Venice, a location removed from regional constraints and local inhibitions, provides the international
political forum through which this alternative perspective can be imagined and shaped.