Multinational Collaboration Across Continents Creates A Multi-Media Exhibition

Three artists collaborate across continents to produce Object, Objetc, Objecc, a multi-media exhibition at Spazju Kreattiv.

Three international artists created the exhibition Object, Objetc, Objecc through a long-term collaboration and conversation. Having met during a month-long residency at SIM in Reykjavik, Letta Shtohryn (Ukraine / Malta), Liza Eurich (Canada) and Katri Kempas (Finland) continued to hold informal conversational exchanges, a mechanism that became the starting point for the project and exhibition.

The three communicated through group messenger chat, emails, and social media, exchanging thoughts and images through a collaborative process of exchanges spanning continents. Operating from a platform of call and response, the production of work for this exhibition explored methods of translation: from simulated to real, from personal to referential, from present to absent and vice versa.

Despite their distance from one another, the three worked collaboratively on their individual practice, opening up a space of intimate dialogue. While all three artists work in different media, a common thread of exploration into ‘objectness’ is present in their work within this exhibition.

Letta Shtohryn, originally from Ukraine, has been based in Malta for several years. Her work explores ‘objectness’ from perspectives that are linked to recent digital developments, such as recent plans by the Maltese government to implement face recognition technology and the bias that this technology contains, as well as data security.

Liza Eurich’s work is grounded within ethics of craft, labour and the space of the studio – her practice currently engages with modes of refusal and the politics of refusal. Katri Kempasa works with experiences of nature, family and religion and is particularly interested in the nature of materials and found objects.

Object, Objetc, Objecc is being exhibited at Space A, Spazju Kreattiv and runs until Sunday 16 June. It is supported by the Arts Council Malta’s Arts Fund – Project Support Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, and Ontario Arts Council.

For more information visit: https://www.kreattivita.org/en/event/object-objetc-objecc/

Paula Fleri-Soler
Paula Fleri-Soler

Paula has a pedigree in TV and stage production (children's and family entertainment) and a passion for the arts. She's taken the reins on The Artists' Directory - Malta and the relevant content for the site.

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