għidli ma min



- meaning, tell me with whom -
Here, a sense of identity becomes forged through the techniques and skills that the artist’s father endeavored, unsuccessfully, to hand down to him. Now the artist chooses to re-discover and re-apply that technical know-how for ‘non-functional’ art.

Screen snapshots of the artist’s facebook friends together with his ongoing research about the pixel and the glitch in ‘the pixel is worhty of the gods’ helped develop the formal aspects of this piece. Taken from a Maltese proverb, the title has informed the playful approach that gave shape to the sliding puzzles. According to the nature of the puzzle, the resloving element aids the work’s unfolding. However, such decoding occurs in more than one way.