Collective Imagination: a set of symbols, memories and customs meaningful for all community members, exists in every community. The exhibition represents two visual artists: Chellcy Mifsud-Reitsma (Malta/USA) and Merja Briñón (Finland). Collective Imagination multimedia installation exhibition researches common states of perceiving and being. The exhibition asks the viewer: How collective imagination can be created? How is it formulating our personal and cultural identity? What is the relationship between time and collective imagination?
Chellcy Reitsma explores themes of universal consciousness, sacred geometry and the internet as a vehicle of collective imagination and its influence on popular culture, personal and cultural identities. She explores these topics in her art to process and address contemporary issues, and attempts to make these abstract concepts relevant and accessible to everyone no matter their culture and age.
Merja Briñón researches in her artistic work different phenomena like perceptions of time, invisibility, agency of the uncanny, embodiment, liminality, and the relationship between human and non-human as well as between nature and identity. She combines different mediums like light, sound, natural materials and ready-made objects connected to her own past. Her artwork, created often in multidisciplinary collaboration, explore topics in interfaces of art and science, private and public as well as past and future.
Merja Briñón: Stigmí. Photo by Paul Rohlfs.
Opening Reception Thursday 8th Aug. 19:00-21:00
Dates: Thursday, 8th August – Sunday, 1st September, 2019
Venue: Space C, Spazju Kreattiv