Flux: An Exhibit of Transitions

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April 10, 2011 by theairprince

FLUX: An Exhibit of Transitions

Gusto ko ng exhibits. Hindi exhibitionism ah. I mean, art exhibits. Doon ko nasasaksihan ang mga gawa, talento, husay, at concepts ng mga artists. As a multimedia arts person, I want to be exposed and get to know artists from everywhere. Plus, seeing works made by others can serve as inspirations. At masaya ang exhibits lalo na pag opening. Madaming tao. At libre pagkain. Joke😀.

Last Friday (April 8), I went to De La Salle -College of St. Benilde School of Arts and Design for Flux: An Exhibit of Transition. Walang nag-invite sa akin. Nakakita lang ako ng link sa Twitter (I told you, malaking bagay ang tweets) then I asked if it’s open for public. Luckily, it is. Kaya I planned to go there since it would be my first time to enter the SDA building.

Before I went there, I dropped by at APC kasi akala ko matutuloy ang 2nd leg ng shoot ng friend kong si Beny Reginaldo (if you want a makeup artist, contact him through me, naks may plugging ka na sa akin, Beny haha). I hanged out at the 11th floor of our school at habang kinukulot ko ang buhok ni Eileen, another friend of mine, I was shocked to see billowing smoke from a distance. May sunog somewhere in Parañaque.

Eto yung sunog sa Brgy. Sto. Niño at Brgy. Tambo, Parañaque. Seen at Asia Pacific College in Makati. Grabe yung usok, ang kapal O_O

And I was right. It was indeed a fire incident as reported. Click here for the related story from GMA News. My sincerest prayers for the lives of affected families in that area🙂.

Ok moving on. Ako lang mag-isa ang pumunta sa exhibit. Hindi ako nakapagyaya ng iba dahil kaagaran ang lakad and everyone’s busy at that time. Medyo kabado ako kasi ako nga lang mag-isa pupunta ng CSB at makikisawsaw sa CSB students na hindi ko kilala. At wala akong kilala dun. Ako na ang loner.

Pero hindi ito naging hadlang sa plano at kagustuhan kong makita ang exhibit. I went there at around 6 PM. I even texted Miss Bea Lapa and asked if she knew about the exhibit. She said I must ask Ate Cris Dumlao since faculty siya roon. (Medyo delayed magtext si Ms Bea. Yun pala inaawardan siya sa 12th Philippine Web Awards! Haha!) Shy ako kahit sa pag-iinquire kay Manong guard sa entrance pero buti na lang at hindi ako pinagkamalang terorista. After I signed up on the visitor’s list at the information desk, I joined with other visitors in the elevator and went to 10th floor. Maraming tao, mostly students ng SDA. Kaagad akong pumasok sa loob dahil hindi ko makayanan ang hiya sa dami ng di ko kilala sa labas.

Freedom wall... where everyone can write. Sayang, di ako nakapagsulat😦

Artworks of DLS - College of St. Benilde AB MMA students🙂

... more artworks...

Peeps were looking on the works🙂

The exhibit🙂

Mas madami pa pa lang wala akong kaclose sa loob. Pero it didn’t bother me naman. As soon as I got inside, pinagmasdan ko ang bawat paligid. Nakakaligaw. Syempre, di naman ako taga-roon. Andaming pasikot-sikot. Ang ginawa ko ay sinundan ko ang flow ng mga tao.

Nakapalibot ang exhibit sa buong floor ng 10th (sana tama ang perception ko). Sari’t-saring mga artworks ang nandoon: kaya nga multimedia arts exhibit, di ba? May graphic arts, illustrations, photography, web & interactive media, animation, at film. The exhibit reminds me of our school’s PROJART (Project Management for Artists) wherein the students must execute an arts exhibit. Ang pinagkaibahan is dito buong batch ang nagpresent while sa APC is per group at kanya-kanyang venue.

The exhibit is all about the opposition of the elements, particularly modernism and nature, and their effects on our daily lives. The artists tweaked on the idea of light and dark, played with their own concepts, and delivered by their chosen platforms of media. Light represents the urban revolution wherein technology eased our daily situations while darkness is the resolution and reminder that we started in a world which was once ‘dark’ or no technology at all. Through the course of time, the flow of change or ‘flux’ is evident in our lives, depicting the revolution aided by the advancement of human living. The artworks manifest the perspective transition while still seeing both sides.

Wow, anlalim ko😀.

Moving on, I just followed the walls of the corridors to examine the works. Tumigil ako in some point to check out some interactive portfolios. They used Adobe Flash. Then I came across a wall full of business cards of each participating students. My favorite spot. Very unique yung part na iyon kasi people can get one (or more). Kaya I decided to get some appealing cards to serve as souvenirs na din🙂 Meron akong kinuha at meron din gusto kong kunin kas wala na. Kung pupwede lang kunin lahat (I think they are 100+ students) ginawa ko kaso baka mag mukha akong ewan😀.

I wasn’t able to take more photos since I was busy checking the artworks (wushu… nahihiya lang ako magpicture kasi yung iba gamit DSLR haha!) but I managed to take some decent shots. The place was overflowing with students, visitors, proud families and relatives, music, and the spirit of art. And meron ding freedom wall and photobooth area. If I knew there was food being served, I would try to have a bite. Kaso dahil nahihiya nga ako at di ko alam kung nasaan iyon, I decided to eat somewhere else😀.

Mga buhay na marmol. May gana pa silang manindak😀 And I applaud for their patience. Mahirap magpakatigas... tulad ng isang istatwa😀

Eto pinaka favorite part ko. All participating students placed their contact cards on the wall so people can get one🙂

Ang cute/astig ng business cards nila kaya kumuha ako as souvenirs🙂 Kung pupwede kunin lahat kaso nakakahiya haha! I just grabbed some who I think were cool🙂

Eto sumalubong sa akin sa ground floor lobby ng SDA bago ako umuwi. Too bad hindi ako nakapagpapicture kasi... nakakahiya haha!

Business card #1: my favorite🙂 Kasi ang cute ng monster tapos very simple pero catchy🙂

Business card #2: ang cute ng giraffe ^_^ Same as the first one, a simple illustration tells what the artist is capable🙂

Business card #3: Eto may effort at out of the box. Hindi conventional ang shape kaya very unique🙂

Business card #4: Gusto ko yung idea nito. He played with the idea of baraha. I forgot to take picture of the other side pero it's enough to tell na it's inspired by playing cards🙂

Business card#5: I dunno pero yung mapungay na mata... they got me :)) Ang cute! I like artists who can make an avatar or caricatures of themselves🙂

Business card #6: Unang kita mo pa lang dito, alam mo na rin kung anong skills niya🙂

Business card#7: Another minimalistic card pero kahit simple, maganda pa rin🙂 Hindi cluttered🙂

Ok yung exhibit. I was happy dahil kahit wala akong kilala or makausap doon, I could just interact with the artworks (Oopps, magrereact dito panigurado si Miss Bea hehe). I could relate and be inspired. Nakakamiss mag-exhibit din.

Congratulations to the organizers, students, and advisers of the exhibit! I know how hard to manage it but you gave a wonderful night. At hindi nasayang yung punta ko kahit wala talaga akong kakilala doon. Sometimes, it nice to be unfamiliar. Parang turista (kaso ata mas mukha talaga akong terorista haha). Congratulations sa opening and I hope you’ll get more attendants to the next days🙂. More power!

You can check their Facebook page and their main website. And yeah, still open pa ang exhibit kaya pwede pa kayong bumisita🙂 AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO HAVE SOMEONE ACCOMPANY YOU. Baka mauwi rin kayo sa pagiging shy type tulad ko😀.

Hot like Mexico, rejoice!

The Air Prince

19 thoughts on “Flux: An Exhibit of Transitions

  1. Rachel Mutia says:

    I’m not being biased but I think the 70s’ business cards look prettier! :-)) But props to Business Card #6.

    • theairprince says:

      Eh kasi hindi ko pa nakikita mga business cards niyo (bigyan mo pala ako ng sa iyo haha!).

      Yeah, aside from card #1, favorite ko din yung # 6 kasi ang angas at evident yung skills ng artist mismo🙂

  2. skysenshi says:

    That Arian Pascual, I’ve been her panelist in Web Anim and saw her portfolio presentation. (Just recently ito.) She’s really good.

    • theairprince says:

      I wasn’t able to check her interactive portfolio kasi di ko alam kung nasaan at kung nakita ko, may gumagamit ng laptop :)) Kaya nagtiyaga ako sa calling card niya. Cute eh😀

      Di ko talaga makakalimutan yang gabing yan. Nilamon ako ng hiya hahaha joke🙂 Pero nag-enjoy naman ako🙂

  3. Life is so wonderful, isn’t it?

  4. Robbie says:

    I wanted to go to this exhibit so much! Some of my friends are part of it kasi.

    But you know my situation. Wahahaha. And yeah if it was your first time in SDA, nakakaligaw talaga.

    Normal nga pala sa mga MMA exhibits na the artists have all their business cards somewhere para maging souvenir ng mga tao. Hehehe.

    • theairprince says:

      Aw sayang… I wanted to meet you in person, Idol🙂

      Grabe, nakakaligaw sa CSB, pero kung maaga ako nakapunta, gusto ko i-explore yung buong building. Nakakamangha hehe :))

      Yep, kami rin sa APC. On our exhibits, we provide our business cards🙂

  5. Sheena Villanueva says:

    Maraming salamat po sa pag punta.

  6. Thank you so much for coming & glad that you enjoyed our exhibit. Plus, thanks for choosing my business card as one of your choices🙂

    • theairprince says:

      WOW! Sa’yo yung may cute eyelashes??? Promise, natuwa ako sa business card mo. Gusto ko ng caricatures kasi🙂

      Anyway, I enjoyed the exhibit kahit nahihiya ako hehe😀

  7. Anna says:

    Uy, I see you got my friend’s calling card. The blue one, yung giraffe, that’s hers.😀

    TBH hindi pa ako nakakapunta sa exhibit (and to think dito din ako nagaaral), lol, mamaya pa lang. Naunahan mo pa ako infairness~!

    I look forward to the big wall with their pictures too! Sana may mga business cards pa, or else kawawa naman ako wala nang natirang souvenir sakin loljk.

    • theairprince says:

      Yep, I like your friend’s BC😀 Cute ng giraffe ^_^

      Hahaha! Masaya kasi pag sa opening night ka pumunta, iba yung energy😀

      Sana nga meron pang BC na nakadisplay🙂 Well, good luck to your visit and ingat ^_^

  8. @ Prinsipe ng Hangin..!
    pang mayaman…
    at…
    pang matatalino lang…
    ang mga art exhibit eh..!
    hehehehehehehehehe..!
    ayos ha..!😉

    • I beg to disagree. You do not have to be rich to have access to galleries, exhibits, and museums. Also, you do not have to be smart to appreciate art. Life itself is an art exhibit that we simply need to understand to appreciate it.

    • theairprince says:

      Uy di naman😀 Exhibits may look a bit luxurious or a bit intimidating pero it’s for ‘everyone’. Anyone can go to see the works of the featured artists and appreciate them. Plus, masaya ang pumunta sa exhibits kasi paminsan-minsan lang sila lumilitaw, kaya if you want to experience them, you have to be aware🙂 Maraming mga open invitations (not unless may bayad pero I doubt na nagpapabayad ang mga exhibits).

      Yeah, kung open ang exhibit para sa lahat, hindi mo kelangan maging matalino para maappreciate ang art. It depends if you are willing to understand the context and concept of the artists, pero it’s not a prerequisite that you need to be intelligent🙂

      Ayun! Try to visit it, hanggang April 14 pa oh🙂

  9. Siennalee De Guia says:

    Good morning,

    Thank you very much for featuring our exhibit in your blog. We, FLUX exhibitors, are very honored.🙂

    We would like to invite you once again, as we formally close the exhibit on the 14th. Same time and place.

    Do bring friends, and colleagues. There’s plenty of food and drinks for everyone. Just email me their names, so that we can put them on the guest list.

    Thank you very much!

    -Shen, FLUX Exhibit Head

    • theairprince says:

      Good morning too!

      Really? Wow, that’s great! If ever I’m free, I can visit your exhibit again🙂 I might bring my friends there🙂 And maybe at that day I have enough guts to meet and talk with you haha. Nahihiya kasi ako hehe:)

      Anyway, super thanks for appreciating my blog entry regarding FLUX. I was surprised that this was shared and got featured kaya nagpapasalamat talaga ako. God bless to your team and more creativity to come🙂

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