Klitsa Antoniou’s artistic residency in Cyprus.
Visiting Marina Life museums and researching the impact and the significance of the sea upon the history of the island. The exhibits of the museum cover a chronological span, from paleontological to historic periods until present times. Information on: climatic change of the last 2 million years, Messinian salinity crisis (MSC), also referred to as the Messinian event, and in its latest stage as the Lago Mare event, the complete desiccation (drying-up) throughout the latter part of the Messinian age of the Miocene epoch, the history Zanclean flood, the possibility of the Strait of Gibraltar closing again (which is likely to happen in the near future in geological time), the Mediterranean would mostly evaporate in about a thousand years, after which continued northward movement of Africa may obliterate the Mediterranean altogether.
Credit: Klitsa Antoniou