Monday, December 7, 2009

Isolation, density and the sea

The island* is so small that the sea’s presence is always felt, it is the only respite in such an overcrowded country, where everybody knows everybody.

Yet at the same time, being able to look out in all directions, to see the edges of the land, to watch the weather approaching and passing over the island make one feel very small and isolated, like a boat out at sea, forgotten by the rest of the world.

*Malta is an archipelago; Malta, Gozo and Comino being the 3 larger, inhabited islands. This project will focus on Malta, the largest island, because Gozo is more preserved and unbuilt and Comino is virtually untouched.

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