Transi(en)t Manila - Program

Talks [announcement of schedule via 98B Talks or rePorts]
  1. Presentation of portfolio by artists
  2. Presentation of Project Glocal design and philosophy and program for Transi(en)t Manila
  3. Thematic colloquy (focus group discussion) which will revolve around the subject of technology for social change, relevance of heritage in contemporary urban life and circumstances engineering for creatives.
Public presentation [all in November]
  1. Exhibit/Performance
  2. Open-studio

Curatorial notes
The theme for Transi(en)t Manila is art+technology, heritage & people.  These are three disparate actors in the present urban society.  Putting them as theme of Transi(en)t Manila hypothesized that there exists a system of confluence between people, technology and heritage.

Artists involved in the project are required to create site-specific works employing a technology of their choice (mechanical, electronic, digital, etc.).  Site-specificity in this case is defined in two threads: (1) the work has to be built specifically to fit, work with, enhance, challenge the spaces in Escolta St., Sta. Cruz; and (2) the work has to explore, reflect, react to the history, condition, image of Escolta as a heritage district. 

Artists are given 13 days to build his/her project.  The site chosen will continue to hold its regular function during the time of installation ad production.  On the one hand, this will allow artists to clearly understand how the site actually operates.  On the other, this will give the park guests a rare experience in attending an “open studio” and to watch new media artists at work. 

There are three expectations on the artists projects: (1) it has to betechnologically-telling, which means that it would allow audience to recognize the technology that was used to built the work and how it adapts to the heritage site; (2) it is culturally relatable/adaptable, which means that the culture of the artists and that of the audience is reflected on the work; (3) it is aesthetically inclusive, which means that the work should consider different aesthetic competencies of a diverse audience, as broad as something called “general public”.

Dates: residencies are spread-out within 2014 starting end of April until November

Presenter: 98B COLLABoratory

Co-Presenter/Partner: Japan Foundation

Support: School of Design and Arts- Arts Management Program, College of Saint Benilde-De La Salle University, Singapore International Foundation

Chang Yung-Ta (Taipei)
Huang Po-Chih (Taipei)
Urich Lau (Singapore)
Tang Kwok-Hin (HongKong)
Fiona Lee (HongKong)
Wit Pimkanchanpong (Bangkok)
Lim Kok Yoong (Malaysia)
Kanta Horio (Tokyo)
Umeda Tetsuya (Osaka)
Mark Salvatus (Manila)
Renan Ortiz (Manila)
Ian Carlo Juacian (Manila)
Ernest Conception (Manila)

Guest artists:
Johanna Poethig/Chris Brown (USA)

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