CAVE OF DARKNESS -
PORT OF NO RETURN
A site-specific installation by Trevor Borg
Trevor Borg (Malta) proposes a re-imagined multilayered narrative of ancient creatures and long lost civilizations, exploring entrapment concealed within a Haven. Loosely drawing from animal remains and artifacts excavated in a cave in Malta the work seeks to make (up) histories, to fabricate facts and to blur the boundaries between actuality and imagination, real and semblance.
In this site-specific installation meticulously researched by the artist, ambivalent remains of unfamiliar creatures and peculiar artifacts re-emerge to expose new layers of meaning. The artist invites the visitor to a mystical journey of surprise and self inquiry navigating through the pre-historic layers of Malta in the footsteps of its earliest inhabitants and their final end. The work concerns displacement narrated through non-taxonomic collecting approaches and constructed actualities.
Dr Trevor Borg
Trevor is a lecturer within the Department of Digital Arts at the University of Malta and a multi-disciplinary artist. He holds a PhD in Fine Art practice from the University of Leeds and his work spans across a diverse range of media from drawing to painting, sculpture, photography, film, and installations.
He worked in the creative industries namely within the design sector as artistic director and with Heritage Malta, the national agency for museums and cultural heritage. He is a member of the creative practice-led research network LAND2 and curator of various exhibitions.
His work has been shown in numerous museums and galleries internationally including, the MKM Museum Küppersmühle Duisburg, Germany; Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria; Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Oostende, Belgium; European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium; Museu-Arxiu de Montblanc i Comarca, Spain; Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta, Malta; NRW-Forum Dusseldorf, Germany; Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie Leeuwarden, Netherlands; Villa Claudia Feldkirch, Austria; Biffi Arte, Piacenza, Italy; University of Leeds, UK; and Sheffield Institute of Arts, UK; amongst many others. He regularly delivers talks and papers related to art practice and research.