Dates and location: 1-14 July at Blitz, Valletta
This immersive interactive experience will include information collected and created across the whole Latitude 36 project production. The exhibition will include video, new media and interactive design to bring the Maltese emigrant story home to Malta. The installation is being developed in collaboration with UK designer Jo Palmer, who has worked on projects for artists and organisations including Split Britches; Stacey Makishi; Liz Carr; Action Hero; Jo Ban-non; Brian Lobel; and Le Gateau Chocolate.
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Brad Birch with Teatru Malta: Football, Citizenship and Identity
Date: June 2018
Newly founded theatre company Teatru Malta has commissioned UK playwright and Pinter Prize winner Brad Birch to write a play that will form part their 2018 programme. Birch will work with and mentor a local writer during his residency in Malta.
The challenge for Brad was to create a script that tackled the themes of football, citizenship and identity. Brad Birch met a number of football enthusiasts, human rights activists and theatre for inspiration.
This work will premiere at the Maltese National Stadium of Ta Qali, and the plan is for it to be presented at the 2018 World Cup.
The script will be translated into Maltese by a Maltese translator and published in Maltese and English, and distributed during and post production. The project is part of a long-term plan of Teatru Malta to commission a British writer to write an original script for the theatre every year. Teatru Malta will be collaborating with Unifaun Theatre, an established production house creating challenging theatre Malta.
Dates and locations
Free public talk: 18 January at Blitz, Valletta
Exhibition runs from 1 September-14 October at Blitz, Valletta
Transformer is a two-year project presented by Blitz, in collaboration with Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, and culminating in a multi-site exhibition. The project aims to build an international cultural network to support Maltese artists and artistic exchange in general with a series of curatorial and artistic exchanges. It includes curatorial research, artist residencies, a website, public talks, workshops and a multi-site exhibition in spaces across Malta during the 2018 European Capital of Culture year.
The activities involve project partners from Malta, the UK, Spain, Morocco, and Greece. The aim is for the network to help develop Artist Run Organisations (AROs) and the contemporary art context in Malta, making art both more financially viable and more creatively diverse.