The Spazju Kreattiv Art Collection - An Open Research project is part of an ongoing archival process that seeks to preserve the organisation’s legacy while bringing to the fore some of the main artworks donated to Spazju Kreattiv over the past 24 years.
Pawlu Curmi ‘il-Pampalun’ was a person whose contributions to Malta’s carnival cannot be ignored. Born on the 12th December 1930 in Valletta, ‘Il-Pampalun’ was the 12th child out of 13, and from a young age, he showed a particular interest in carnival by helping out his father Giovanni with creating carnival floats and grotesque masks. From that point, his career in the carnival sphere continued and evolved as he began to touch upon elements relating to dance, choreography and much more.
Melita, מלט −mlṭ, refuge
Anne Immelé's project 'Melita, מלט −mlṭ, refuge' started in Malta during her visits in different caves throughout the islands, coming across traces of Phoenician civilizations in the wider contemporary context of an active migratory crisis. Since ancient times, human beings have sought refuge as a critical component for survival. The notion of refuge is especially anchored culturally in the history of Malta, whose Catholicity is also rooted in the biblical tale of Saint Paul's shipwreck and his finding shelter in a cave on the island.
Her Say (not Hearsay) commissioned by Spazju Kreattiv is a theatre project, with original writing, that delves into the lives of three different women, exploring relateable stories. Our first monologue looks goes back to 1945, when working women were being made redundant and the repercussions therein. Our character, a fierce young woman , emblazened by the suffragette movement, rises to challenge the religious and social aspects of society at the time, which finally resulted in women achieving the vote in 1947.
How do our memories form? What happens when we lose that ability? ĊineXjenza will be screening the thriller Memento on 12th March at 7pm in the Spazju Kreattiv Cinema as part of the Brain Awareness Week, a global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. Memento follows Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce), a man who suffers from anterograde amnesia, resulting in short-term memory loss and the inability to form new memories.
Emma and Anaïs are inseparable, yet they have nothing in common. Adolescentes follows their journey from the age of 13 until they come of age, five years of a life full of transformations and first times. When they turn 18, we wonder what kind of women they have become and where their friendship stands. Through this chronicle of youth, the film also paints a portrait of France over the last five years.