Rima: To Be Defined
‘To Be Defined’ is a project organised by Rima that articulates two main concepts about migration and exile: definition and construction on one side, and de-construction and resistance on the other.
Starting from the many representations and definitions of the persons that we call “migrants”, (to be defined) investigates the means, rhetorics, rituals, discourses, limits and banalities, the institutions, the imaginary and the relations that construct the object “migrant” and the extent to which this construction is affecting the lives and the imagination of the same subjects. On the other hand, (to be defined) will also take into account the resistance of the subjects, namely how each person manages to reclaim their subjectivity and their identity as individuals beyond the label they are given of migrants. This act of reclaiming can occur across different lines of struggle, both intimate and public, but all militant, all revolutionary, all related.
This exhibition has been developed by Virginia Monteforte (curator), Kristina Borg (exhibition designer) and Alexandra Galitzine-Loumpet (cultural advisor), and features as part of the cultural programme of Valletta 2018, Capital of Culture (Exile and Conflict strand).
Workshop by artist Guy Woueté
Date and Time: Saturday, 6 October 2018 at 6pm
Venue: Studio A, Spazju Kreattiv
Date and Time: Saturday, 6 October 2018 at 7:30pm
Venue: Main Staircase and Space C, Spazju Kreattiv
Debate: Narrating the Exile: Memory and history in displacement
Date and Time: Thursday, 25 October 2018 at 7pm
Venue: Studio B, Spazju Kreattiv
Date and Time: Saturday 3 November 2018 at 7:30pm
Venue: Space C, Spazju Kreattiv
Rima will also host a film festival that relates to this exhibition between Friday 12 October and Sunday 14 October 2018 at Spazju Kreattiv Cinema. More information will be forthcoming.