Whether it’s done weekly or monthly, whether we like it or not, the supermarket remains one of the places we visit the most.
YOU ARE WHAT YOU BUY by Miss K departs from a reflection on our need to affirm ourselves as consumers. Through a multidisciplinary collaboration this project looks into the relationship between art and commerce, and how the art sphere is influenced by and reacts to the capitalist economy. In both sectors, artistic and economic, goods are produced to be circulated and in turn mediate our relations. Both research and final performance piece take place at Park Towers Supermarket, St Venera, where customers are invited to become part of the performance and fully activate the artwork.
Make it happen by joining us in this curious and unconventional move away from the typical art space.
A set of drawings and a final performance piece including a collection of wearable items.
An exhibition highlighting the documentation of the project.
Friday, 10th March – Sunday 19th March 2017
Park Towers Supermarket, St Venera
Spazju Kreattiv, St James Cavalier, Valletta
Kristina Borg | Malta | Visual Artist and Project Leader
Virginia Monteforte | Italy – Malta | Social Anthropologist
Jean-Marc Cafa’ | Malta | Dramaturg
Silvia Simoncelli | Italy | Academic
Performers include Miriam Calleja, Elise Ellul, Sergio Laferla, Yandrick Agius, Zofia Sokołowicz and Norman Cristina.
Other collaborators: Maria Giulia Pace, Daniel John Galea, Stephanie Bonnici, Janine Ellul, Raisa Tarasova, Yasmin Galea, Gladys Micallef, Margit Waas, Serena Ellul Soler and Therese Dimech.
Photography and videography by Mat & Co. Studio
This project is supported by Spazju Kreattiv and Arts Council Malta – Malta Arts Fund.