16 August, 2011
2:30 – 4:00 PM
GF West Wing Gallery, Vargas Museum
University of the Philippines, Diliman
In line with the exhibit
The Vargas Museum will host the walk-through of Mark Salvatus on August 16, Tuesday, 2:30PM at the West Wing Gallery where his solo exhibit is currently on view.
c_rafts examines personal stories, collective memories and survival in times of calamity. Salvatus departs from his personal encounters in España in Sampaloc area where flooding is a regular occurrence. He further explores other people’s experiences during the typhoon Ondoy in 2009 devastating many parts of Metro Manila. For the walk-through, Salvatus will discuss how these rafts made out of everyday objects make the viewer re-think perceptions on fear and doubt in relation to the instinct of surviving a disaster. He will also delve into how these objects produce multiple layers of meanings in terms of consumerism, security, urbanism and everyday politics.
Admission to the walk-through is free. Reservation is encouraged.