CAVE OF DARKNESS - PORT OF NO RETURN 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 a site-specific installation meticulously researched by the artist, ambivalent remains of unfamiliar creatures and peculiar artifacts retrieved from now lost ancient Mediterranean cultures 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.