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17 August 2018 - 23 September 2018| Free
Dates: Friday, 17 August 2018 – Sunday, 23 September 2018
Venue: Spot B, Spazju Kreattiv
Subterranean Matter, 2018
This digital wormhole connects Malta with Friesland. The mysterious underground spaces hidden beneath the earth’s surface come to light while you crawl through the fifteenth century cisterns beneath Valletta’s Law Courts, Geuzengat in Franeker, the tunnel from Tytsjerk and a solitary confinement cell in the Blokhuispoort. Many of the underground spaces that have been 3D scanned as part of Subterranean Matter, are forgotten or inaccessible to the public. Through digitisation these tunnels are made accessible and forge new connections. Right when you think you are in Valletta…
Children of the Underground, 2018
Alongside the work Subterranean Matter, Leanne Wijnsma has produced Children of the Underground, a short film documenting Valletta’s underground tunnel network dug by hand during World War II by its citizens. Wijnsma has spoken to the last remaining survivors who excavated kilometres of tunnels alongside their families as children. Featured in the film together with the following generation, they share their trauma and wonders of life in the hollows of the earth and what it meant to be reborn from the womb underground.
St James Cavalier
Castille Place, Valletta VLT1060 Malta
- Spazju Kreattiv
- Creative Team
- Leanne Wijnsma
- With the participation of
- Valletta 2018, Leeuwarden Fryslân 2018