t Bl-ohla Dawl Libbist
y 2014 - ongoing
m disused site, stainless steel, light box, lights, hard stone cladding
Bl-ohla Dawl Libbist is the winning proposal for a monument commemorating the Maltese Republic. The artist chooses a marginal disused ditch in Valletta as the main site for this monument using a non-space to create a place for aggregation. The work departs from the premise that a Republic is a living idea, an unconditional belief in the fluctuating characteristics of the nations identity.
The absence of the pedestal, removes the necessity of the gaze. Then in the absence of seeing, there will be room for being.