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VINCE BRIFFA DISCUSSES CONTEMPORARY ART AND JAZZ BAND CUSP PERFORM, AT AN EVENING EVENT AT PALAZZO FALSON ON THE 1ST JUNE 2012
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Vince Briffa discusses Contemporary Art and jazz band Cusp perform, at an evening event at Palazzo Falson on the 1st June 2012 at 8pm

 

The Talk:

During the last thirty years, Vince Briffa has created work of a predominantly conceptual nature in a variety of media, ranging from drawing and painting to photography, video, and interactive installations for galleries, museums and other public spaces. His work negotiates the co-existence of dualities positing the ‘screen’ as the seam that holds together the boundaries of disparate realities.

The majority of Briffa’s work draws as vehicle on collections, both physical and virtual. His concern is to re-consider the form of such anthologies and re-use or re-cycle their content into new discourse objects, themselves in states of in-between, that undulate between their singular and collective constituency in search of an alternative reality.

 

The artist:

Artist and researcher in Video, Fine and New Media Art. Studied Fine Art at the Edinburgh College of Art, holds an MA with distinction in Fine Art & Digital Media from Leeds University and a Ph.D. from the Electronic and Digital Art Unit of the University of Central Lancashire in the UK. Head of Department of Digital Arts at the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences of the University of Malta and is also visiting lecturer at the Unit for Contemporary Art Practice, the University of Leeds and at the School of Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK.

Major works shown at the 48th edition of the Venice Biennale (1999) and the Villa Manin Museum of Contemporary Art, Passariano, Italy and the Casoria Museum of Contemporary Art in Naples, Italy; the Pierides Museum of Contemporary Art in Nicosia, Cyprus; the MOYA and Only Atelier in Vienna, the Palais Liechtenstein and the ‘Johanniterkirche’ in Feldkirch, Austria; the Palais des Nations, United Nations Building, Geneva, Switzerland; the grounds of the Museum of Modern Art, Vaduz, Liechtenstein; the Galerie der Schwarze Punkt, Konstanz, Germany; the Edinburgh College of Art , Edinburgh Festivals - 1996 & 2000; City Gallery and Matthew Gallery, Edinburgh and the Invergordon Gallery, Inverness, Scotland; the Bretton Hall College Art Gallery, Wakefield, UK; the Harris Museum, Preston, UK; the Nunnery Gallery, the B.H. Gallery, the Fieldgate Gallery and the James Taylor Gallery, London, UK; Galerie d’Art Zero, Barcelona, Spain; Queen Street Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland; the Espace Claudel, Bibliothèque Universitaire, Amiens, France; MAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Santa Fe, Argentina; Cork Vision Centre, Cork, Ireland; Museum of Modern Art, Tel Aviv, Israel; Art Prague, Czech Republic; Muzeul de Artǎ, Cluj-Napoca, Romania and the Cathedral Museum, Mdina, the Museum of Fine Art, the Museum of Archaeology and St. James Cavalier, Centre for Creativity in Valletta, Malta.

 

The Music:  

CUSP is a trio which was formed earlier this year and which plays original compositions and jazz standards with original arrangements, drawing interest by moving away from the more traditional sounds.

The band is made up of Luke Briffa on drums, Alan Portelli on bass and Jes Psaila on guitar, all of whom are not newcomers to the local scene. Each musician has a diverse musical background, yet all three members share a particular interest in improvised music.

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