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Wen Chin Fu and ĦOŻŻ IL-ĦSEJJES on Kultura News

ĦOŻŻ IL-ĦSEJJES - GABRIEL CARUANA FOUNDATION

Ħożż il-ħsejjes reflects on our fragile environment, on how we relate to our surroundings, and how a community can (re)invent its environment. Taking inspiration from the intrinsic relationship between the late Gabriel Caruana’s artistic practice focusing on clay as his favoured medium and the use of The Mill – Art, Culture and Crafts Centre, Birkirkara, the Creative Team has worked with two materials which relationship goes a long way – clay and wheat. The Team, composed of Raffaella Zammit, Elyse Tonna, Wen Chin Fu, Marvin Zammit and Andrea Pullicino, will engage participants of all ages with a particular focus on children and youths. ħożż il-ħsejjes is a tactile, aural, and visual experience that invites visitors to become participants by creating a collective and ever-changing musical and visual composition. This project is a collaboration between the Gabriel Caruana Foundation (Malta), Instrument Inventors Initiative (Netherlands) and Mighty Box (Malta). This project is supported by Arts Council Malta – Malta Arts Fund, ŻiguŻajg Festival and Spazju Kreattiv.The project involves workshops at The Mill (August and September 2019), an interactive installation at Spazju Kreattiv (November to December 2019) and workshops during ZiguZajg Festival (November).Ħożż il-ħsejjes - workshops Ħożż il-ħsejjes Spazju Kreattiv Gabriel Caruana Foundation

Geplaatst door Kultura News op Woensdag 28 augustus 2019

Wen Chin Fu was interviewed on Kultura News about the Ħożż il-ħsejjes project that she has been working on in Birkirkara, Malta in collaboration with Raffaella Zammit, Elyse Tonna, Marvin Zammit and Andrea Pullicino. The team has been developing instruments and workshops with two materials: clay and wheat.

“They have a new idea with working with clay. It’s to build new instruments. for me that is very interesting idea. I learned what is the character of clay and I remember what she told me what is really nice is… your eye is on your hands, so you really feel the clay, which is really important, as I work a lot with sound and sound is also not a lot about watching…it’s really… you feel, you open your ear, so when I work with clay, we work with instinct but it’s really based on all the experience we had.”

This project is a collaboration between the Gabriel Caruana Foundation (Malta), Instrument Inventors Initiative (Netherlands) and Mighty Box (Malta). This project is supported by Arts Council Malta – Malta Arts Fund, ŻiguŻajg Festival and Spazju Kreattiv.

The project involves workshops at The Mill (August and September 2019), an interactive installation at Spazju Kreattiv (November to December 2019) and workshops during ZiguZajg Festival (November).