While a lot of establishments have re-opened in Malta at the moment, there are still some places which are waiting for the Government’s go-ahead to open their doors. The Malta International Airport is one of them.
Since only repatriation flights are currently allowed, the MIA is not as brimming with life as it was a couple of months ago.
Over the weekend, photographer Albert Camilleri shared a number of mesmerising photos, showing two Maltese dancers performing gracious dance and hard to re-create at home) moves in a very empty Malta International Airport, and the shots are absolutely breath-taking.
“Żifna is an artistic project of movement & dance across the Maltese Islands,” Albert tells Bay.
“As a backstory, the pandemic presented almost empty streets as well as having more time on our hands, so we kicked off this artistic project, which had been an idea we wanted to do for quite some time.
“We started in Valletta, then headed to Gnejna and finally came out with the idea of shooting the third one at the Malta International Airport. It’s a perfect time to do that since the airport is practically closed so most of its space can be used for shooting photos.
“We were in touch with the Airport and they really seemed to have loved the idea of us going there and doing our third Żifna there. In fact the shoot was done in collaboration with Malta International Airport.
“We were practically on our own and had some ideas in mind which we always wanted to do. The Airport staff were very accommodating and we’re thrilled that they also love the final photos we managed to shoot.
“The feedback from Żifna in general has been great. We’re looking forward to doing many more in the coming weeks!
The dancers are Kimberly Lowell and Nicole Shembri – we are 3 friends who have been working together on different projects for a number of years.”
You can find all Żifna project photos on this page as well as their Instagram accounts.