Debatable Lands

Created by Grammar of Urgencies (Maren Richter & Klaus Schafler), Greta Muscat Azzopardi

Debatable Land(s) is the latest chapter of the long-term, research-based art project Fleeting Territories, resulting from the project Mapping Malta I- II, which took place in 2018. In the connection of the two actually opposing terms “fleeting” and “territory”, the Fleeting Territories project series see spatial coordinates not simply as stable or fixed values, but rather as aiding in the identification and negotiation of [in]visible mechanisms, which in turn organise and shape cities, land[scapes], human and more-than-human interconnections. Rights, laws, politics, and economies, as well as emotions play a central role in the appropriation of territories. By forming temporary collectives and performative forums, Fleeting Territories ask questions such as which materialities and regimes of spatial concepts can be identified, and which artistic tools can be employed to measure and experience them.