rubberbodies – a trajectory of an artist collective in Malta

Authors: Rebecca Camilleri, Jimmy Grima, Ira Melkonyan, Matthew Pandolfino
Publisher: the rubberbodies collective (2011)

Paperback: 78 pages
Language: English
ISBN: 978 99957-0-053-9

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As the rubberbodies collective push boundaries and expand their network through their performance art projects, they aim to ground themselves to the community and this time they are offering a resource which supports and develops Malta art’s education.

This is their first publication which presents the methodologies, devising techniques and the notation used to create a performance within the artist collective. This common creative process which the collective calls ‘the storyboard process’ has been used to create the performances Grace u Rofflu (2009) and 100 (2010).

Through the breakdown of the performance structure and analysis of how different disciplines interweave during the creation, the collective defines its emerging force of contemporary art from Malta. This publication documents the continuing trajectory of the collective.

With this publication, the rubberbodies collective aspires to offer fresh insights into the intricacy and dynamics of devising, the inspirations and challenges of collaboration, the elements of performance and what defines and refines the work. The collective adopts the same openness when putting together this book in the hope of giving an intimate understanding of their processes, as well as to document contemporary physical theatre in Malta.