Valletta-based artist Pawlu Mizzi will be holding the last viewing of his latest visual art project Kobba today. After travelling across the islands and stopping at six venues within the community, Kobba will now be hosted by sculptor Antoine Farrugia in Mqabba.
Mizzi has been working visual arts through digital means for the past 11 years, always seeking investigation and play on the artistic and intellectual levels of romanticism and human relations.
Kobba carries a narrative inspired by a Japanese legend which speaks of an invisible red thread tied from a person’s little finger to someone else’s. According to this myth, human relations are designed by the gods through a red thread binding the little fingers of two people. Kobba is also the Maltese word for a clew, a ball of yarn or cord, a ball of red thread that seems infinite but whose beginning and end never come together. The clew is sown with scorching red stories. One layer above the next, the clew is the experiences and relations that shape us.
The project, curated by Simon Sultana Harkins, consists of a series of digital illustrations through which the artist would like to rediscover questions about human relations. Just like the red string, these illustrations travelled in community spaces across Malta and Gozo in a series of public meetings.
Kobba runs for one last evening today at Blue Danube, Mikelina Galea Street, Mqabba, starting at 7.30pm. The event is open to the public.