The Procession of Disappearance, performances and film
Colour 16/9, duration 22’ min
A collaboration between Pearlie Frisch, Maria de la O Garrido, Célia Hay, Lena Heubusch, Candice Japiassu, and Stephanie Sant.

‘The Procession of Disappearance’ was a collective performance dealing with elements that are disappearing and have disappeared from the island of Gozo, in Malta, whether it is the erosion of landscapes with the collapsing of the Azure Window (Tieqa tad-Dwejra), the Gozitan dialect disappearing, or forgotten legends. The idea of that procession was not to mourn the disappearance of those fragile things, but to celebrate their ephemeral nature. As the procession went on, a series of rituals inspired by the island’s stories and the feeling of disappearance took place.

This project was shot during a residency at Spazju Kreattiv - Malta’s National Art Centre - as part of the official programme of Valletta European Capital of Culture 2018. It consists in a series of performances that took place in Gozo in April 2018, and a film. 

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