Following the performance White Sea, the rubberbodies collective will now be revisiting the performance material and present their new work at Heritage Malta’s Malta Maritime Museum in Birgu.
Whilst creating White Sea, the collective lunged into the world of maritime heritage and met Liam Gauchi, the curator of the Malta Maritime Museum. The collective was deeply inspired by Mr Gauci’s passion for Maltese maritime heritage, who with great generosity is continuously recounting stories and facts which are deeply connected to our culture and nation.
‘Lore of the Sea – immemorial waters’ is a drop into the contemporary seas of visual-performance and the memories stored in a museum, merging together to create a unique experience of history, art and creativity. A project that brings history closer to art.
The event will also include a specialized tour of sections within the Malta Maritime Museum led by Mr Gauci. Artefacts from the museum’s reserve collection will be exclusively on display during the event. The theme of the tour will be directly related to the performance, and therefore focus on memories, stories, myths and facts which the collective is using as a base for the visual-performance.
The audience will then be guided to the museum’s St. Angelo Hall where the rubberbodies collective will be taking the visitors into the maritime world through evocative imagery of their performance.
After the event, visitors will be joined by the collective and Mr Gauci for a glass of wine on the balcony of the museum, which overlooks the harbour.
This event will take place on the 9, 10, 11 of September. Tickets are available for 12 euros (10 euros for Heritage Malta members) from all Heritage Malta sites and museums. This project is partially funded by Malta Arts Fund.