Sebgha . seven
m found Globigerina Limestone with text engraving
Sebgha unveils a text engraving on found Globigerina Limestone which is arguably the most sought after sedimentary layer in the mediterranean building industry. Texts are taken from seven poems by the six Maltese poets: Ruzar Briffa, Norbert Bugeja, Claudia Gauci, Maria Grech Ganado, Adrian Grima, Daniel Massa and from the band Brikkuni.
This object, taken from a wider series of site-specific interventions explores the transient and contingent aspects relatable to time as it concurrently occupies a space temporarily.
A dichotomy emerges through its malleable nature: easily worked but also prone to a lveolar weathering, and yet used in fortifications and bastions. Instantaneously, the acts of engraving, fortifying, or demarking a boundary is counteracted with process of salt crystallisation that has its own manner of eroding, erasing and sculpting into nothingness.
installation view, Malta- Land of Sea, BOZAR, Brussels