June 23 - August 13
23rd June 2017 – 13th August 2017
The premise of arbanġ (“inanimate, animate, all is one”) serves to describe the aim of the project –to understand the hidden synergy which we, as living organisms, share with all others – both the animate and the inanimate. At its core, it is an exploration into the pleomorphism of all that is, probing into the associations between the observable and that which is hidden.
The project questions the very nature of life. A herd of organisms? A system of organs? A bundle of cells? A group of organelles? Aggregates of macromolecules? Atoms chemically joined together? Electrons surrounding a positive nucleus? Is there a distinct cut-off point at which inanimate matter morphs into animate forms? If an inanimate system has the potential for animate growth, is it not, by the argument from potential, an animate system? If an inanimate system is able to support a fledgling number of animate forms, are these organisms not an intricate part of the said system, arising from, and composed of, inanimate? arbanġ also questions the material – the constant bombardment – of everything which prevents us from feeling; from understanding; from knowing ourselves.
The exhibition consists of a series of mixed-media works, separated into different rooms, which embody the eventual morphosis of the elemental and the material, into the animate;and the eventual realisation that all is one. David Grima makes use of photographs, radiographic imaging and thread, the fusion of which is an analysis, a critique and a reproach of the spectacle. The works reflect the universality of all life and highlights the importance of cherishing and preserving our delicate Earth in light of our transitory experience of life. Literature by Clifford Jo Zahra will accompany the works.
The project is supported by Arts Council Malta – Malta Arts Fund and is part of the Spazju Kreattiv season programme.
- June 23
- August 13
- Event Category:
- Visual Arts
- Spazju Kreattiv
- All Ages
- Creative Team
- David Grima (Artist) Clifford Jo Zahra (Writer)