Mewweġ is an interactive installation by artist Enrique’ Tabone, inspired by the concept of the cradle. The word ‘cradle’, used as a noun, refers to that which holds us when we are born, and it often functions as a metonymy for ‘birth’ or for the place and time in which something begins. To ‘cradle’, as a verb, is ‘to hold gently and carefully’. A cradle is also a supportive framework, as in that used in the construction or repair of boats.
Recalling the ceremonial launching of the ‘dagħajsa tal-pass’ in Birgu, when the boat would attract the admiration, and sometimes, criticism of people walking around it, Mewweġ enters a dialogue with the passing of time. It distils the delicacy of the framework and transforms it into a movement suggesting, possibly, hope. It invites us to experience it in our own way and weave our own stories around it, seeing it with its play of light and shadow but also beyond that which can be captured by the naked eye.
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