Almost There – Nov. 19th, Birkirkara

TIME: Sunday, November 19th, 2 – 6 pm.
LOCATION: Underground shelter of the Sant’ Elena Band Club Birkirkara

FRAGMENTA-event with Darrin Zammit Lupi and Karen Irmer.
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The event takes place in an underground war-shelter.
Bring a torch and water-proof shoes.
Walk in the dark.
Shine your light.
There is some fog.
See what you find.
Maybe you discover something new…

In “Almost There” Darrin Zammit Lupi presents beautiful landscape images that were created while on a two-week migrant search and rescue mission this past October, thus providing an in-built disturbance in our personal perception of beauty. Karen Irmer invites viewers to step into and explore unknown mystic spaces physically. Quite often those are, such as the horizon, sites that are unreachable by definition. The aesthetic playing with perception is a concept which often reoccurs in Karen Irmer’s work. What is really there, and what could be? Reality or apparition?

Darrin Zammit Lupi, a photojournalist and documentary photographer, has spent most of his career closely documenting the migration crisis. Works from that body of work have been exhibited in solo shows in Malta, USA, Australia, France and Luxembourg, as well as in collectives in several other countries.

Karen Irmer (1974, Germany) studied fine arts in Germany, and mostly works with photography and video. Her works deal with atmospheric moods and are distinguished by highly reduced pictorial language. Irmer has received grants and awards such as the Else-Heiliger-Fonds of the Konrad- Adenauer-Foundation Berlin, the Steiner-Foundation and the Dorothea-Erxleben-Fellowship (moving-image). Travel grants led her to South-Korea, Ireland, Finnland and lately to the Bemis Art Center, Omaha, U.S.A. She has exhibited and worked internationally.  www.karen-irmer.de

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