July 25, 2018

‘A shell’ is our new project which had started at the beginning of July 2018. As the name suggests, an inspiration was born out of the fascination with shells. This fascination is associated with the fact that the shells are ancestral objects which were used greatly in the past for both materialistic and spiritual purposes. In order to revive those archaic objects, we employed an analytical technique used in psychology, namely, active imagination. The method was coined by C.G. Jung in the attempt of understanding the human unconscious and i...

March 2, 2018

The short story about the feminine goddess of motherhood who is associated  with our very private mother as well as our collective one, The Mother Earth,  became the focal point of our performance research. In particular, her cyclic functions connected to changes in the seasons with the emphasis on her main characteristic of continuity, fluidity and circularity to maintain life processes.

The statement ‘life is present where there is no stagnation’ pictures this primordial ideology which we did place at the basis of our working process...

January 27, 2018

The story of the ancient goddess is the legacy of us all which has been forgotten for ages. It was reborn thanks to the excavation and decipherment of the signs, symbols and images of Old European art by Marija Gimbutas. ‘Joseph Campbell compared the work of Gimbutas to Champollion’s deciphering of Egyptian hieroglyphics, Ashley Montagu considers her findings as important as Schliemann’s excavation of Troy’, we wanted to pay tribute to her passionate devotion in revealing the truth about our past and honour her memory so she could become al...

January 15, 2018

Life is a never ending circle of energy: life, death and rebirth. This concept of the circle of life accompanied Neolithic European culture roughly from 7000 BCE until the beginning of the Bronze Age – 17000 BCE. This is when life on Earth was lived in peace according to matriarchal values wherein both sexes were equal (gylany from gy – woman and an –man) until the appearance of the Indo-Europeans who eventually brought about the concept of war, competition and division of society.

‘L-Imlejqa’ is set in the matriarchal society in which a mot...

January 6, 2018

The Maltese prehistory and its heritage is barely known to a larger public unless someone’s interest revolves around this subject. This is a pity! Do you know that the Maltese temples are considered to be one of the oldest testimony of culture and beliefs in which art indicate NOT primitive reality but highly ABSTRACT thinking?
 

A significant example of that art is expressed in figurine sculptures of tiny goddess and gods, found all over Europe. Most of figurative art also called by Marija Gimbutas as ‘little figurines’ is known because of...

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