DUE TO UNFAVORABLE WEATHER REPORTS THE EVENT HAS MOVED FROM SEP 25TH TO SUNDAY OCTOBER 2ND!
The next FRAGMENTA-event is going to take place at St. Thomas Bay in Marsascala on Sunday, October 2nd.
Artist Sandra Banthorpe invites visitors to the poetic site-specific installation “UNTITLED (Ix-Xemx)”. According to calculations, the sun will set at 18.44 after a day-duration of 11h and 56min length.
BEST VIEWING TIME: 17:30 to 18:30
UNTITLES (ix-xemx) is based on a story which accompanied Sandra during her childhood, but which even more becomes a metaphor for discovery, growing up, learning to live in the world we live in, and learning to observe. there is also an element of a larger quest in life – but we would not want to say too much before the event.
Sandra describes her impetus as such: “As a visually poetic reminder of the inevitable, this installation also prompts us to remember that we can(not) take everything for granted. Things are often not what they first appear. In contrast to this and to the sun’s irrefutable predictability, we are then ‘slapped in the face’ by its ability to dazzle and seduce, rendering the average with a new lease of life.”
UNTITLED (Ix- Xemx) is a time-and site-specific installation scheduled to happen at the moment the works protagonist, the Setting Sun, makes its dramatic daily exit. As a visually poetic reminder of the inevitable it also prompts us to remember that we can(not) take everything for granted. Things are often not what they first appear.
In contrast to this and The Suns irrefutable predictability we are then ‘slapped in the face’ by its ability to dazzle and seduce, rendering the average with a new lease of life.
To then go (sometimes accidentally) and discover this for yourself is to realise the intention of the work itself …. BUT to never get greedy, and remember as long as the earth turns, there’ll always be a tomorrow…
As usual, FRAGMENTA is open to all public and free of charge.
FRAGMENTA is supported by Valletta 2018 – European Capital of Culture
Malta-born Sandra Banthorpe lives primarily in Malta where she currently works as practising artist, As well as an accomplished Set Decorator on internationally acclaimed feature films and stills work.
Having studied at Chelsea college of art and at Camberwell Art college, her work maintains a distinct element of sculptural being, be it in the re-appropriation of the everyday, or the conjuring of a past life; her work inevitably culminates in a consciously collected harmony.
Sandra also ran an independent gallery space, 2c Albert rd (uk) for many years and is the Creative Director of the Kinemastik international film Short Festival & its childrens film festival ‘Little Rock People’ .
Sandra is a sun aficionado.