Letta Shtohryn

Week 185.2_Object, Objetc, Objecc

Object, Objetc, Objecc

featuring Liza Eurich, Katri Kempas, Letta Shtohryn

SPACE A, SPAZJU KREATTIV, VALLETTA

 
 

Object, Objetc, Objecc is a group messenger chat, an email thread, a broken DNA code that transforms itself into a new object when subjected to the environment, toxins, experiences. It is a collaborative process of exchanges across geographical expanse. Having met during a month-long residency at SIM in Reykjavik (Iceland), Letta Shtohryn (Ukraine / Malta), Liza Eurich (Canada) and Katri Kempas (Finland) continue to hold informal conversational exchanges, a mechanism that acts as the starting point for this project. Operating from a platform of call and response, the production of work for this exhibition seeks to explore methods of translation: from simulated to real, from personal to referential, from present to absent and vice versa.

Starting from a shared interest in objectness, the thematic for these exchanges engages with processes that seek to dematerialise the material, or conversely materialise the immaterial.

 
 

The exhibition brings together the work of three international artists Liza Eurich (CA), Katri Kempas (FIN) and Letta Shtohryn (UKR/MT). Having met during a month long residency at SIM in Reykjavik Iceland, they continue to hold informal conversational exchanges, a mechanism that acts as the starting point for this project. Operating from a platform of call and response, the production of work for this exhibition seeks to explore methods of translation: from simulated to real, from personal to referential, from present to absent and vice versa. Further, it provides a methodology for working collaboratively across geographical expanse, opening up a space of intimate dialogue. Starting from a shared interest in objectness, the thematic for these exchanges will engage with processes that endeavor to dematerialise the material, or conversely materialise the immaterial.

 


Supported through the Project Support Grant - Malta Arts Fund.