Group Exhibition

Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta (Malta)
21 January – 20 February 2022

‘Terra nullius’ means ‘nobody’s land’. The term was introduced as a legal strategy to mobilise and appropriate territories and their resources by claiming that they belonged to no one. The philosopher Roman Krznaric derived from this his concept of “tempora nullius”, nobody’s time.

We generally treat our future as if it belonged to no one. We colonise our future. When we engage in deep time thinking, we can come to terms with our place in the epic geological history of the universe.

According to data from the Hubble Space Telescope, the Milky Way and Andromeda will merge in 4 billion years. The result of the collision will be a new, larger galaxy.

The work Constellations deals with the aspect of deep time, starting from the evolution of our nearby cosmos. A planetary perspective on human life compared to non-human forms visualises not only vast spatial dimensions, but also immense temporal dimensions. A deep time perspective reveals the co-evolution of biological and mineral species at a complexity and scale that points to powerful cosmological and geological forces.

Constellations speculates on possible star constellations that might appear in the earthly night sky after the merger of the Milky Way and Andromeda.

Audrey Rose Mizzi for Spazju Kreattiv & Olha Ruccya

Supported by Arts Council Malta - Project Support Scheme, and the Embassy of Germany in Malta.

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