Losing Ground by Moira Agius
This work deals with the meaning of freedom as a concept that varies widely across cultures. Unlike other states of being that embrace unity, freedom has an element of estrangement that can exclude engagement with others. For an immigrant, this freedom might actually be synonymous with a new beginning in countries that seem to promote this notion in a liberal way.
The artist explores themes of contamination and border crossing, rather than purification of social and ethnic inequalities. The architecture of freedom presents to the viewer a case of positive and negative possibilities, which at the same time reveal the fragility of the manmade world, while putting the moral compatibility of human beings into action.
Moira Agius will be accompanied by Shami Wad Molah, who will be interpreting the artist’s performance on the following dates:
Monday 31 August 2015, 6.30PM-10.00PM
Wednesday 2 September 2015, 4.00PM-6.00PM
Friday 4 September 2015, 4.00PM-6.00PM
Wednesday 16 September 2015, 4.00PM-6.00PM
Moira Agius, born in 1991, was awarded a B.Ed (Hons) with the University of Malta, and is currently reading for a Master of Arts in Fine Arts degree at the University of Kent (U.K.). Agius was previously committed to coordinating a Music and Fine Arts Club which gave students the opportunity to challenge their creative portfolio by discussing and engaging in interdisciplinary art and music projects. Agius has exhibited er work both locally and internationally, and was recently awarded ‘The Biennale Project’ award, a collaborative project which explores the nature of biennales.