Sometimes Very Close to Nothing at All
In situ intervention (with Aidan Celeste)
In a soon-to-be-demolished house in Birzebuggia, on the Southern Maltese coast.
Rooms on the south side of the house overlook the bay, those in the back have a view on the street. We make a camera obscura of every room in the house. We clean bits of the space, we combine there the memorabilia left behind.
The building becomes impregnable, semi-permeable: the two opposite views - that it blocked from meeting since it was constructed - come closer together, cross the walls and come to a wall’s width distance between them. The building yields, concedes some of its material inviolability, some of its concrete physicality. This is almost like an intermediate stage, a passage of adaption, towards its demolition. Some days after, the two views, one opposite from the other – the street and the sea, meet each other and dissolve in a single continuum of space.