The Cement Truck Procession
Cement-Truck-procession, 4.11.18, 5pm
Artist Margerita Pulé’s Cement Truck Procession-event continueed with the Cement-Bakery during the Mahalla Festival in Malta at the Palaazo in Zabbar November 18th – 25th.
Our lives are run by growl of the cement mixer. The builder’s truck welcomes in our mornings, and the chaser accompanies our lunch. Our days are counted by the digger and the crane. Construction vehicles are integral to our everyday lives; and now they would like acknowledgement of this fact. In this procession, artist Margerita Pulè acknowledged the authority of the Cement Mixer, and led it in a slow walk through along Tower Road in Sliema; a town that has long bent its knee to these construction vehicles.
The procession began at the Piazetta where Tower Road meets Qui Si Sana, walked along Tower Road, and up Dingli St. As the procession made its way along the narrow streets, the audience received small cakes and bread made of cement.
At the end of the procession, the Cement Truck left, and the small company carried along Howard St to the small garden to the side of the Teatru Salesjan. Some cement was poured, and the procession’s bandalora was placed in the garden.
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The Wandering Tower is the title of a surrealist short story by Sergej Prokofiev from the times of vivid migration movements on the edge of the world wars.
The Festival was quoting the title as a metaphorical frame for Mahalla 2020/2021. The tower of Babel is connected as a motive to the search for the origin of language and the access to the divine.