Sea Sunset Moon – Variations on Solitude

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Sea Sunset Moon – Variations on Solitude

18 March 2022 - 8 May 2022

At the edges of perception midnight approaches like static…

Contained within the experience of solitude are two opposed ways of experiencing the world. Solitude is synonymous with melancholia, with abandonment and with pain, but on the other hand, solitude is also an invitation for self reflection.

Accompanied by the sound of a bird going to sleep in electric light…

Aloneness changes the abstract homes within which we become who we are. When we are alone spaces shift, relationships change, time alters its flow, and our own identities are constantly in flux. The unknown is curdled into potentiality and loneliness starts to glow with the possibility of the endless.

And the turn of a key in a lock in a room far away in the house of your being…

What does it mean to be solitudinous in the contemporary moment? Contained within the space of the COVID-19 pandemic which changed many things for all people, this project will manifest in a collective exhibition which seeks to find an answer, however tentative, to this question on what it truly means to be alone at a time where our routines have been forcibly changed.

Beneath the scythe of Saturn the sea sunset moon rises.

Programme of Events:

Curator Chats
The curator will be present for chats around the exhibition, offering you first-hand information and interesting insights into the works being exhibited.

Dates & Times:

Saturday 16th April at 11am
Thursday 21st April at 6.30pm
Friday 29th April at 6.30pm
Saturday 7th May at 11am.

No registration required.

Finding Solace in Solitude: Literary Variations on Solitude, with Ruth Bianco and Michael Zammit
As an accompaniment their essayistic contributions to Sea Sunset Moon, Ruth Bianco and Michael Zammit sit down with curator Gabriel Zammit to have a chat about the literary history of solitude as well as whether it is possible to find solace in solitude within the contemporary moment.

Date & Time: Tuesday 5th April 2022 at 7pm
Location: Space A, Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta
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Malta’s Stanza presents the poetic roots of Sea Sunset Moon, variations on solitude. With Miriam Calleja.

Poet Miriam Calleja, the Poetry Society representative for Malta, will be hosting the Sea Sunset Moon team at the next Stanza meeting. This will consist of an online reading and collaborative writing session where we will explore the poetic roots behind the exhibition. This will also be a chance to have a chat with the writers, artists and curator of the exhibition.

This session will be held online on Tuesday 19th April at 19:00.

Zoom link – Click Here

Please contact Gabriel at [email protected] or Miriam at [email protected] to register your place.

The Poetry Society

Sea Sunset Moon – Variations on Solitude is a Spazju Kreattiv Commission.

Paul Scerri, Norbert Francis Attard, Katie Sims, Glen Calleja, Anna Calleja, Chelsea Muscat, Sarah Bonaci, with essays by Ruth Bianco and Michael Zammit

Gabriel Zammit

Ticket Information

Cinema Club Members
Concession tickets include students, senior citizens and Special ID Holders (SID).

Venue Information

Space A, Spazju Kreattiv

St James Cavalier, Castille Place
Valletta, Malta

Additional Information