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Vince Briffa

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In Times of Crisis - Video Installation 2008
In Times of Crisis - Video Installation 2008
ARTIST STATEMENT

My work centers on the co-existence of dualities and treads blurred borders, questioning uncertain divides between opposing poles. The result queries the real position and temporality of the synthesis of extremities; positing the ‘screen’ as the seam that holds together the boundaries of such disparate realities.

I am not a painter or sculptor; I do not make movies, I am not a filmmaker. I am a maker of images, moving or not. The images I produce are an extension of my vocabulary, as are my objects and my writing. The image is the vehicle that best verbalizes my thoughts and connects all my creative output.
Playing God - Interactive Movie
Playing God - Interactive Movie
Playing God is an interactive movie installation which challenges the concept of of the inevitability (or otherwise) of Destiny.

It is the story of a girl named Amy, who one summer’s morning wakes up to find that her cat Tini has gone astray in this huge mansion. The player/user is invited by Amy to help her look for Tini by choosing the right routes to take and aid her to look in the right nooks and crannies.
Still Frame from
Still Frame from 'Playing God' Interactive Movie
Still Frame from
Still Frame from 'Playing God' Interactive Movie
Hermes - Venice Biennale 1999
Hermes - Venice Biennale 1999
Vince Briffa, artist/curator. Born 1958, Malta.

Studied with sculptor Edouardo Paolozzi at the Edinburgh College of Art; MA in Fine Art & Digital Media, Leeds University and PhD from the EDAU, UCLAN, UK. Lecturer at the University of Malta, visiting artist at CAP, Leeds University and associate at EDAU, University of Central Lancashire.
Works shown at the 48th Venice Biennale (1999); Villa Manin Museum of Contemporary Art, Passariano and Casoria Museum of Contemporary Art in Naples, Italy; Pierides Museum of Contemporary Art, Nicosia, Cyprus; MOYA and Only Atelier, Vienna; ‘Johanniterkirche’, Feldkirch, Austria; Palais des Nations, United Nations Building, Geneva, Switzerland; grounds of the Museum of Modern Art, Vaduz, Liechtenstein; Galerie der Schwarze Punkt, Konstanz, Germany; Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh Festival; Matthew Gallery, Invergordon Gallery, Scotland; Galerie d’Art Zero, Barcelona, Spain; Queen Street Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland; Espace Claudel, Bibliothèque Universitaire, Amiens, France; MAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Santa Fe, Argentina; Cork Vision Centre, Cork, Ireland, Museum of Modern Art, Tel Aviv, Israel and the Cathedral Museum, Mdina, the Museum of Fine Art, Museum of Archaeology, St. James Cavalier, Valletta, Malta.

'Photos of Ghosts' (2008) is a series of double portraits in video and photography created through projected light; the semblance of a human given life through the intervention of a projector's image of a close relative; a work based on the projection of light as author of genetic flow and worthy maker of contemporary rites of passage.

This body of work formed part of the exhibition 'WATCH' at the Museum of Fine Art, Malta.
Photos of Ghosts (Maria - Laura)
Photos of Ghosts (Maria - Laura)
FORTHCOMING EXHIBITIONS

"Between Smoke and Clouds", a personal exhibition. Venue and date to be announced shortly.

"I Fought the X", curated by Raphael Vella. April 2011 Cluj, Romania & July 2011 Valletta, Malta.

"Resistances", curated by Ken Hay. Festival des Ruse, France, July 2011.

BLINK, An international collaboration of artists contributing to change. Curated by Terry Flaxton. www.blinkart.org
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Web Links
Electronic and Digital Art Unit, University of Central Lancashire
Saatchi Online Gallery
Digital Aesthetic 2 Exhibition and Conference
Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston
Fieldgate Gallery - Analogue and Digital Exhibition
Kunstaspekte - 48th Venice Biennale artists (1999)
Videochannel
LabforCulture
Galerie der Schwarze Punkt
Interview with Curator Eva Jakob
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