Abril 10, 2011 ni theairprince
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 :D.
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.
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.
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 :D.
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 :D.
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 :D.
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 :D.
Hot like Mexico, rejoice!
The Air Prince