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Under the Patronage of
His Excellency the President of Malta

France & Germany

National Pavilion

Poetics of an Archive

The sea’s salt holds within its crystals the knowledge of deep time. As it meets another material, it transmits that knowledge onto whatever it encounters and as it destroys, it renews. The installation initiates a dialogue with the sea, emulating the seabed. The Franco-German pavilion borrows from the natural processes of patina, sediment, algae, mould and rust to tell the story of the anthropocene. It looks at the fragmented narratives of people, and the overlap that lies in their exchange.


Andrew Borg Wirth
Andrew Borg Wirth is a curator and architect with an interdisciplinary practice interrogating political themes through collaborative projects with artists, collectives, architects and organisations.


Simon Riccardi-Zani
Simon Riccardi-Zani is a dancer and choreographer, his cinematographic approach of movement leads him to use videography as a main support to pursue his vision, interested in the minimalism of situations, and how to build relations from there, crossing various codes of performing arts.
Mariana Hahn
Mariana Hahn investigates archives and archival processes, the memory of her body and her own genealogy, and their transfer to other media, be it paper, copper or other organic and mineral materials. Her work has been exhibited and performed in Paris, Berlin, Rome, Hong Kong, Giangzhou, Moscow and Belgrade.


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National Pavilion

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National Pavilion

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National Pavilion

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National Pavilion

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National Pavilion

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