“What is a box? Is the text in the box separate from the text outside the box? How is it linked? What is the border, the margin, the frame? Is it outside or inside the box, and why do we talk of a box, say, and not a square or an oblong, a coffin or a crypt? What are we trying to hide? Or what are we hereby hiding? What is a box?”
Derrida, J. 1978. The Truth in Painting.
“Engaging with Sciberras’ textural surfaces, shreds of paper, and line drawings is a way of coming to terms with this relocation of meaning: one only needs to look inside the window from an outside with an open mind in order to realise that what has been assumed to belong there does not need to be there, while all that has been kept at bay on the outside could very well belong there. Inky, black lines frame and control space. If their existence is unavoidable, their eventual displacement – like the shifting nature of art itself – is just as probable.”
Vella, R. 2010. In Relocation: Emerging Artists from Malta. 2010. Malta: Bank of Valletta. p.65