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Threading a Plot


Collective Weaving Workshops with Artist Fernando P Ferreira


Location: Parvis of Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq Church, Knisja ta’ Santa Marija tal-Anġli

18. 11.  – 19. 11. 2023, 12:00 am until 5:00 pm

Interactive Workshop / Installation

The Portuguese artist Fernando P Ferreira participates in Beyond What Drifts Us Apart in the frame of the Mahalla Festival with a site-specific collaborative woven fabric with the title Threading a Plot.

The interactive workshop and the site-specific installation will be realized in the frame of a residency program by MagiC Carpets. MagiC Carpets is a Creative Europe platform uniting 21 European cultural organizations that create opportunities for emerging artists to embark on journeys to unknown lands and to create, together with local artists and local communities, new works that highlight local specificities. Ideias Emergentes in Porto, Portugal is a partner of the network and nominated Fernando to participate in Beyond What Drifts Us Apart.

Fernando is an architect and creative researcher whose practice relies on the interaction between activism, art, storytelling, and architectural and urban research.

Fernando works with what he calls a ‘dialogic loom‘ – a loom he designed and made himself which is worn by two people, who weave natural fibres, as they also weave stories together. Participants work with Fernando to create a collaborative woven piece – balancing tension, cooperation, and storytelling – to reimagine alternative futures for St Mark’s tower.

So if you would like to become involved in creating an interactive artwork, please pass by at Parvis of Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq Church on Saturday or Sunday.

Threading a Plot; Collective Weaving is part of Beyond What Drifts Us Apart, and a collaboration between Unfinished Art Space and the Istanbul-based Diyalog.

His participation is cofounded by Arts Council Malta, and the Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport of the Republic of Austria, and supported by Din l-Art Ħelwa.

Thanks to Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq Church, Santa Marija tal-Anġli for their support.

Please be advised that photographs and videos will be taken at the event for use on our website and in the press, our marketing materials, and all other publications.

By entering this event, you consent to the photographing, filming and using your image and likeness.


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