THIS IS ABILITY will appeal to anyone curious about the creative contribution disabled artists have to offer to the local arts scene, the relevance of disability arts today and the creative processes artists and directors adopt in this sector.
All the photos which were submitted during the first edition of Wiki Loves Monuments held in Malta will be displayed in this exhibition, which also highlights the top ten Maltese submissions, as well as the top ten photographs selected from all the other 42 countries participating in the contest.
Have you submitted your photos to Wiki Loves Monuments yet? During this workshop we will be exploring ways by which the photos you have submitted to the Wiki Loves Monuments may feature prominently in articles and pages in Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.
People at home, people at work, people in shops, and all those individuals who, in some way or other, make up the fabric of the community of Ħamrun, will feature in this unique photography project that captures the essence of what it means to be part of the tapestry of this busy Maltese town.
In this two-part workshop-based seminar, led by Jeremy de Maria, the common ground between dancer and photographer will be sought while providing the opportunity for such artists, practitioners, students and all interested individuals alike to discover what scientists have come to call “the edge of chaos” – a state wherein new connections, associations, meanings and levels of understanding can emerge.
It is one of the stated aims to create debate and wider understanding regarding the state of dance, photography and literature in Malta today by providing the medium and the spaces needed to start a debate between dance schools, dancers, photographers and script writers. Can 44 photographic prints and literary excerpts achieve all this?
SOAR is a push, a movement, towards reaching that goal.
How close can one get to the experience of an asylum-seeker, without having to go through the actual experience? How deeply can one empathise with the perils faced by those who desperately cling on to the hope of finding a better place? Through visual documents by top photo-journalists, tangible items collected at sea and in rescue missions, and ultimately through the theatre-production of Lampedusa, The Lampedusa Experience, attempts to bring such an experience slightly closer to shore.
Like trying to grasp a feeling, or capturing the imagination, it’s a matter of truly becoming aware of the presence of little things, of things we encounter every day, before moving on to document them, or to record them in a photograph. These workshops are aimed to assist children in this creative, photographic game of hide-and-seek, where the hiding place is right out there in the open.
The perfect shot is there, waiting, for anyone to take.