Through their signature artistic visions, Sassolino, Schembri Bonaci, and Schembri transpose the zeitgeist of the Oratory of the Decollato in Valletta onto the Malta Pavilion, re-situating Caravaggio’s immanent themes within Modern life. Our project responds to our current crossroads and cultural imaginary—elevating the potential for art to lead us forward, yet only through a direct reconciling with the past, from the genesis of biblical thought.
Sassolino's installation takes the form of a large, kinetic sculptural work in which use of induction technology presents a dialogue between metal and silence, spirtualised by raining molten droplets and their capture by water.
Schembri Bonaci's 'Metall u Skiet' sees language as a manifestation of human longing for truth. Incisions into a gigantic metal sheet propose a daunting experience that embeds knowledge beyond and within our grasps.
Schembri's percussive score choreographs the frequency and timing of molten steel droplets, and engages with hymns and rhythmical motifs derived from Guido D'Arezzo (attr), Carlo Diacono, and Charles Camilleri.