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 – Art, Culture and Crafts Centre, 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)
Thursday 22nd of March – 19:30 – 22:00 – Opening night
Saturday 7th April – 17:00 to 20:00 – Art Additives | Azure Watch: Office for Public Memory
In collaboration with the Gabriel Caruana Foundation and Spazju Kreattiv. The Azure Watch team can be reached via the Azure Watch Facebook page.