PROJECTS —
2018
– 2013

  1. LOOKING FOR YOU BUT YOU’RE NOWHERE TO BE FOUND

  2. DREAMS

  3. AUTOMATONS IN MARIENBAD

  4. SAME IS NOT THE SAME

  5. TIME REMAPPED

  6. VACANCY

  7. THE FALL



CURATED —
2018
– 2013

  1. TRUTH||LIES

  2. NEW WEAPONS

  3. G PLAN: MADE IN MALTA

  4. YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT


 
INFO

  • I cannot reconcile myself with the idea of time. I cannot control it, slow it down or speed it up – and yet, I try. My interest in duration and consciousness stems from a failure to regain lost and unredeemable time and my process of interacting with images takes on diverse forms in an attempt to trap the uncontainable. The function of my work should not be to attempt to represent my preoccupations but to better produce the feeling that there is something unpresentable. This is reflected in various works, not only with the insatiable desire to capture and contain time, but also by creating impossible scenes, re-appropriating cinema or presenting found objects as readymades divested of their original intention to create ambiguity and self-referential failures to communicate.


Mark

“What Homo Melitensis seems to suggest is perhaps this: all these objects, its diverse inventory, and the artistic creativity that inhabits its quarters point toward the transformability of subjectivity across history. ” —Bassam El Baroni

Published to coincide with the exhibition Homo Melitensis: An Incomplete Inventory in 19 Chapters, curated for the Malta Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia in 2017, this book sets out to be more than an exhibition catalogue. Artist-curators Bettina Hutschek and Raphael Vella take readers on a poetic journey through the volatile territories of national and cultural identity—territories whose maps require a perpetual redrawing of borders, imaginaries, and conceptual frameworks.