KampuSajf – Night 5 – Il-Frammenti ta’ Saffo

August 30, 2023 CSREvents

Il-Frammenti ta’ Saffo

A multi-disciplinary project highlighted translated texts from Ancient Greek to Maltese translated by Warren Bartolo. Saffo’s texts were found in fragments, and movers Zoe Camilleri and Florinda Camilleri filled the gaps between these fragments with dance, while musicians Yasmin Kuymizakis created music to enhance this multi-layered performance.

Warren Bartolo – Translator:
Warren Bartolo (he/him) did a Bachelors in Classics at the University of Malta and a Masters in Comparative Literature at the University of Kent. His research interests include Translation Theory, Comparative Literature, Queer Theory, Posthumanism, and Autotheory. In 2020 he translated David Horvitz’s artist book ‘How to Shoplift Books’. Recently, he published ‘Il-Frammenti ta’ Saffo’, with the aid of the National Book Fund 2022.
Florinda Camilleri – Performer:
Florinda is a dance artist from and based in Malta. She initiates, leads, andsupports performing arts projects in Malta and internationally, taking on variousroles as a contemporary dance and screendance performer, maker,collaborator, researcher, educator, rehearsal director, and producer. Herpractice investigates the sites of encounter between human andmore-than-human bodies within public spaces through feminist andposthumanist perspectives.
Zoe Camilleri – Performer:
Maltese-based freelance artist and dancer, Zoe Camilleri, went into full- time training at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London. After graduating she returned to her home island to join the first ensemble of dancers of ŻfinMalta, first as an apprentice and for the next three years as a full-time dancer. Throughout her career she has performed extensively both locally and internationally, working with choreographers such as Iván Pérez, Athanasia Kanellopoulou, Jose Agudo, Mavin Khoo, Francesca Tranter, Lucia Piquero, Paolo Mangiola, Tânia Carvalho, amongst others. Her roles further include that of teacher, movement director, choreographer and rehearsal director. Zoe is also a seamstress, owning a sustainable fashion brand called Zowij.Makes, where she handmakes custom clothing out of vintage and pre-loved fabrics.
Maria Theuma – Performer:
Maria Theuma is a researcher, writer and artist with an interest in interdisciplinary practice. Her writing, in Maltese and English, has appeared on various platforms, both online and in print, such as Scintillas: New Maltese Writing 1 (Praspar Press: London, 2021) and Aphroconfuso (2023), and as part of various collaborative multimedia projects and site- specific installations. Her most recent visual work was exhibited in Decadence, Now (Malta Society of Arts: Valletta, 2023). She has reviewed art and theatre for The Sunday Times of Malta and Malta Today, among others. Her research interests are across posthumanism, literary theory, comparative literature and visual cultures. Maria holds a PhD in English.
Yasmin Kuymizakis:
Yasmin Kuymizakis is a Maltese music composer, producer, sonic artist and sound designer. She graduated with a BA(Hons) in Sound Arts and Design from the London College of Communication (UAL) in 2015, then moved on to read a MMus in Sonic Arts at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2016. Yasmin now works in sound and music for video games, film, theatre and moving image. She also produces electronic music under the stage name JOON, has released her debut album ‘Dream Again’ on LA record label Italians Do It Better and has performed her music in the United States, London, Berlin, Paris and other European cities.