”Jumping Ship In A Hurricane” was a month long touring multimedia exhibition & cultural exchange across Eastern Europe in association with Kinemastik.
_From their website: ”Kinemastik is an art collective from Malta. Just before the 9th edition of our short film festival, Kinemastik are on a cultural excursion to Odessa, Ukraine. Along the way, we will make stops at Skopje (Macedonia), Belgrade (Serbia), Novi Sad (Serbia), Sremska Mitrovica (Serbia), Bucharest (Romania) and Chisinau (Moldova).
Kinemastikers plan to carry most of the equipment in their bags – like a burden of their dreams – traveling by rail and stopping at destination cities on their way to the Black Sea.
_The tour is a multimedia event comprising short film screenings, illustration and a photography exhibition.
A country resisting the change of modern times, seen through the camera lens of English artist and photographer Ali Tollervey, who will be there in person, and talk about his influences and motives for his works. Based in the UK, ALI TOLLERVEY has come to know Malta as a second home. Through close Maltese associates, that he has been visiting, working in and documenting the island for over 10 years. A regular contributor to Kinemastik, Ali combines the neutral perspective of the outsider with the understanding of a local, producing images free of clichés of travel/tourist photography whilst maintaining a certain distance.
ILLUSTRATION: KINEMASTIK will present work of its illustrator, Chris Bianchi.
Kinemastik will be represented by Slavko Vukanovic (President of Kinemastik), Sandra Banthorpe (Art Director) and Ali Tollervey (Photographer).
photographed, filmed, drawn The main axe of this project is an interaction and communication between people, as well as communication between artistic creations and of a society in which it happens. As much as certain social political films represent certain ideological functions, these works are weakened in the context of short film festivals. This is the moment when Malta, as an island environment, regardless of its economic and political conditions, carries a symbolical effect of an autonomous cultural space.