t Kelma bejn tnejn
m oil on canvas with a series of instructive emails
d 200x150 cm (each)
Work by instruction, installed at MCA, Marsa. By indirectintervention the artist directs this project from inception to unveiling without ever seeing the work. Through a series of instructive emails the artist instructs the manner in which the work is painted, stretched and pan hung.
In commissioning the portrait of a government minister and an iconic painting to artisans in China in a context of mass production/precarious labour conditions together with the inflation that the market of such reproductions comprises, the artist becomes another cog in the machine of consumerism. Though his role is cast in the shadows of digital communication, his intervention is not diminished and like complications - the workings in a clockwork, his actions are essential to comment on the obscure narrative of a dialogue between the two.