A group of nine artists who are sitting for their Masters of Fine Arts in Digital Arts offered by the Department of Digital Arts within the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences are organising an exhibition of artworks based on their practice-led research.
'Ennead' will be presented at Spazju Kreattiv this coming June, with works being multidisciplinary and conceptual, ranging from animation to abstract paintings, photography to telemedicine, AudioVisual installations to illustration.
All artists being represented believe that art can and should serve as a catalyst for dialogue, whether relating to the philosophical, cultural, social, political or personal.
This multifaceted collaboration consists of:
- Nicole Pace’s levity on the concept of physicality, and lack of it, using light and darkness
- Bernard Polidano’s encapsulation of a person’s identity within a single photographic image
- Clayton Saliba’s merging of digital illustrations with the medical field through a digital application
- Peter Magro’s animation which illustrates causality of human presence on an environment from the perspective of a stone
- Nicole Zammit’s meditative, therapeutic, flourescent paintings and multi-media installation
- Mikayla Bugeja’s nonverbal communicative techniques via facial expressions, gestures and mannerisms via online platforms
- Emma Cini’s visualisations of fear and hope, two opposites represented in illustration
- Daphne Sammut’s hybrid instrument, capable of creating music and sound via brainwaves, and
- Lara Manara’s performative self-portrait and self-narrative video installation on temporality and consciousness.
Although each of these individuals' works vary, the exhibits are connected by a commonality - the marriage of digital and analogue, the tangible and intangible.
‘Ennead’ will be launched on the 4 June at Spazju Kreattiv, St James Cavalier, who will provide their services, technical support, and space for the exhibition until closing date, 27 June.
Special thanks go to the sponsors for their support and services that made the production possible; Powerhouse for their stellar audiovisual and technical support, Stretta Craft Beer for supporting the opening night, Sign It for providing structural material, and Derek Garden Centre for making the space a little bit greener.