The Azure Watch: Office for Public Memory reimagines The Mill as an Orwellian public record office that stores memories of the Azure Window: a space in which images, artworks and souvenirs of the site have been transformed into mass consumable public iconography. This memory store displays its collection of commodities as museum artefacts, souvenirs, memorials and as distorted memories; their context inviting visitors to reconsider the iconographic artifice of the Azure Window as it once stood and as it stands now.
A public Call for Concepts is being simultaneously issued that invites artists to submit proposals for new works that reinterpret the iconography of the Azure Window and the Azure Watch project, encouraging creative reassessments of the Window via any artistic medium which explore concepts of built and monumental heritage, nostalgia, collective memory, environmental destruction and decomposition. A number of these proposals will be selected and developed by Spazju Kreattiv later in the year. See below for more details.
Artists: Giuseppe Fanizza, Mary Attard, Johannes Buch, Letta Shtohryn
Project Facilitator: Andrew Pace
Venue: The Mill, Triq Bwieraq, Birkirkara
Dates: Thursday 22nd March – Wednesday 11th April
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays (17:00-19:00)
Saturdays and Sunday (10:00-12:00 and 16:00-19:00)
(Closed on 30th March, Good Friday)
Call for Concepts
Patriots, engagez-vous! Azure Watch: Office for Public Memory is making a call to all artists to reimagine the national icon that is the Azure Window. Your plans and proposals to interpret concepts of built heritage, monumental heritage, nostalgia, collective memory and the reconstruction, deconstruction, destruction and decomposition of our local environment can help save our image of the Azure Window for the future. Submit them now! Proposals may include, exclude, or transclude – and are not limited to, or by – public installations and interventions, sculptures, performances, virtual and augmented reality, physical art, digital art, or even impossible art. Spazju Kreattiv will select from these proposals and develop them with you in their programme later in the year.
Submission deadline: 8th April 2018