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Atlantis exists, and is immersed in a sea not as deep as you might think. Among its inhabitants is a comedic actor who enjoys great success by interpreting the most indefensible and lowest of low characters: the contemporary, surfacedwelling earthling. The Aquatlantic society that champions his persona is a self-identified "original humanity" of purity and happiness that is only able to coexist with its less virtuous and crude "surface brothers" thanks to one crucial condition: that Atlantis (aka Aquatlantic) and its people remain considered a myth.
But what would happen if this fictional stage character of the "indefensible Earthman," all cynicism and vulgarity, gradually took possession of the actor who plays him? The answer sets off a chain reaction that jeopardizes the entire kingdom and the uneasy peace between the two species.
Giorgio Carpinteri’s sheer graphic brilliance — fusing aspects of Futurism, Cubism, Russian Constructivism, and German Expressionism with echoes of Bauhaus and distinct whims of Art Deco — would be enough to carry this brilliant fantasy, but Aquatlantic is also a lyrical, allegorical masterpiece exploring the relationship between the conscious and unconscious, the known and the unknown.