Variable Depth, Shallow Water
By Izabela Pluta
Dates: 4th- 25th March 2021
Dates: 5th March till 11th April 2021 ((Dates as intended prior to closure due to COVID-19 Directives).
Spazju Kreattiv, Pjazza Kastilja, Valletta,
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Visiting the recently-fallen sea stack Dwerja, also known as The Azure Window, on the island of Gozo, Pluta was captivated by what was one of the world’s most spectacular expressions of geological time. Dwejra, an underwater debris of limestone rock – originally 28-metres tall – now lies about 12 meters below sea level. Drawing on the reflexivity of the photographic medium, Pluta uses images, video, objects and sound as the foundation for this new exhibition, ‘Variable depth, shallow water’. The installation’s key material includes corrupted data filmed using a drone lost at sea and subsequently retrieved. Inspired by Dwerja, the concept of deep time, the instantaneous moment of change, and informed by her own passage as a migrant to Australia, the work investigates the uncertainty of location. Read more