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Spaces in Suspension

Spaces in Suspension

LocationDingli, Malta
StudioPhotographer and artist
PhotographerJoseph Smith and Therese Debono

This is a collaboration between photographers Joseph P Smith and Therese Debono. Once an icon of luxurious hospitality, the Grand Hotel Verdala in Malta closed its doors in 1997 and was left in a derelict state. It is being reflected upon by the two artists at a time when the building has been removed from its original purpose for decades, but moreover, in a very different reality-Covid 19 lockdown. What was once a meeting point for film stars, top diplomats and high-end tourism, has now become a space suspended in time, where traces of a previous life still linger and a new fate awaits.