Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Monday, June 4, 2012
Video by Kiri Dalena
My collaboration with Ling Quisumbing Ramilo
The rain didn't dampen our spirits. The place was jam-packed and filled with good vibes.
The red houses on top is my very first installation piece.
And I had a very special guest. The little girl is Liv, who is the daughter of my friends Kat and Joel. She's super smart and so cute! I love her to bits! The bunny she's holding is Bunny-bun-bun.
The people outside were jamming using folk instruments. So this is me and Liv jamming with them, she loved playing the gong!
These sculptures by Agnes Arellano are love. I really want one!
Closer shot of my collaboration with Ling. She made the house and we used my father's crutches as legs of the house. I also made those jackstone sculptures.
Here's another piece that we made. From our collab Once upon a time.
Ling and me
If you’re seeking refuge, it’s not in the Curved House. The home as a domain that is generally attributed to women is without conflict or terror. Rather, it houses one’s most intimate fears and fragile psyche, nurturing both peace and unrest, dreams and nightmares.
Curved House depicts of an unsafe place where violence, power struggle and distress are exposed and executed through the manipulation of different media, from organic to found objects, to marble dust, acrylic on canvas and printed word. The particular usage of familiar yet foreboding objects and symbols is a challenge to the spatial and habitual experience of a household—misplaced doors without keys, an empty nest, a tower of books, a plate of broken glass, a room remade from memory, a spider out in the open, a web of chaos, portraits of restless faces and a display of the male phallus.
After two years of conceptualization, Curved House finally debuts as an exposition of personal ordeals and disconcerting visions of twenty four women participants namely, Ambie Abano, Agnes Arellano, Marika Constantino, Kiri Lluch Dalena, Maan de Loyola, Racquel de Loyola, Rica Estrada, Karen Flores, Lian Ladia, Cathy Lasam-Ballo, Lea Lim, Kat Medina, Eden Ocampo, Siddharta Perez, Alma Quinto, Ling Quisumbing Ramilo, Dang Sering, Bru Sim, AJ Tolentino, Mimi Tecson, Lia Torralba, Teta Tulay, Josephine Turalba, and Con Cabrera, curator of the show.
The Blanc Compound opens the exhibition on June 2, 2012, reception starts at 6pm. Curved House is on view until June 23, 2012. The Blanc Compound is located at 359 Shaw Blvd. Interior Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City. A curator's walkthrough and artists talk is scheduled on June 16, 3 to 6 pm.
For more information about the show, visithttp://curvedhouse.info/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo Credits: Jef Carnay, Amor Maclang, Kat Limchoc
The talk started at 4pm. Despite the heavy rains, it was pretty cool that people still came.
The discussion was very interesting also, it was a discussion on how people form their habits.
Dayang Yraola, the curator for the exhibit introducing the foreign multi-media artist Urich Lau.
I loved Urich's presentation. He makes really good art using technology. I can't wait to see his actual work in October at Vargas Museum.
With z girls, talking about spiders.
And we had a special guest too! Lani Maestro (in blue shirt), a really good conceptual artist who now resides abroad. I was honored to meet her, Wes and I were just seated beside her during the talk.
Posting my artworks in another post.
Photo credits: Anton del Castillo and Ms. Amor Maclang