Weaving is an act of pact-making. It is a coming together of two bodies as something that transcends what they are able to stand as alone. Sewing goes even further in securing the permanence of this pact. The needle binds and takes from each material, whilst introducing a foreign body to keep it held tight. If we can see through the eye of the needle the world could appear quite different. Stefan Spiteri doesn’t paint a picture of it, he takes the time to weave it into place and does it within a long lineage of threaded histories.
THROUGH THE EYE OF THE NEEDLE is a spiritual reckoning within a world that often stops at edifice. Stefan Spiteri uses the needle to show there is more depth to a surface than what initially appears – that no element can avoid fraying and that a return to mending is the only way.
Curated by Andrew Borg Wirth
Designed by Lyanne Mifsud
Performances by Claire Tonna and Tom Armitage
Sound Installation by Chris Galea
Artworks by Speranza Spiteri
08.02.2024 – 29.02.2024
MON-FRI 9AM – 7PM
SAT 9AM – 1PM
SAT 24.02.2024 11AM
With Sam Vassallo, Claire Tonna, Andrew Borg Wirth and Stefan Spiteri
WED 28.02.2024 7 PM
By Claire Tonna and Tom Armitage
Location: Malta Society of Arts, Palazzo De La Salle, Valletta
This project is supported by APS Bank , Camilleriparismode, Nexos Lighting, Vee Gee Bee, KBL Signs and Designs, Adesso Restaurant