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ħożż il- ħsejjes

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).

Workshop details:

Join us in the August and September workshops! Workshop details and registration form here:

Join us for two sessions of instrument and music-making workshops at The Mill, Birkirkara part of the ħożż il-ħsejjes project (details below)! During the August session, led by Andrea Pullicino, the participants will be using a specially created clay recipe (clay and hay), to develop musical instruments. During the September session, led by sound artist Wen Chin Fu, the participants will try out the different instruments.

The sessions are open to anyone aged 8 years and over with a maximum of 10 participants per session.

Registration Fee:
€10.00 for both sessions (includes tutoring, material, firing, and participation in a collective installation at Spazju Kreattiv).

Booking will only be confirmed once the fee is carried out prior to the above deadlines. Payment details will be sent by email once the below is filled in.