Supported by the Creative Communities fund

Artists: Aaron Bezzina, Sarah Maria Scicluna, Pippin Barr
Curator: Alexandra Pace; Researcher: Dr Elise Billiard

You Are What You Eat is the first creative collaboration between Blitz and the human rights NGO aditus foundation. This initiative unearths the cultural roots of Maltese cuisine and its ingredients through an exchange of historical, anthropological and culinary research with three artists, who have each responded in their chosen mediums. The result is an installation-based exhibition, which fills the Blitz second floor galleries.

Aaron Bezzina, noted for his public commissions and large-scale installations, has created a kinetic sculpture as the result of his interest in the culinary affect of Turkey on the Maltese islands. Sarah Maria Scicluna’s plates made of salt represent her interest in the universal ingredient and the generic object, and an ongoing fascination with process. In Disaffective Computing #1: Not Food, video game-maker Pippin Barr creates a future scenario where people are gone and two computers give consideration to human rituals of fasting and abstinence.

Accompanying the exhibition is a publication, and a public programme including floor talks, a children’s hands-on workshop, and a panel discussion on food, society and migration.

A panel discussion, including aditus and invited experts will held on 19 May at 7pm.

Times may be subject to change, please check the Blitz website or call us prior to attending events.


Photo credit: Sarah Maria Scicluna, Salt Knows No Borders, 2016