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Time and Place of Incident | Kiri Dalena

Visual Pond’s End Frame Video Art Project 3 and Vargas Museum
Present Kiri Dalena’s
TIME AND PLACE OF INCIDENT

Visual Pond’s End Frame Video Art Project 3: Present, the 2011-2012 Philippine video art festival, together with Vargas Museum, presents Kiri Dalena’s solo exhibition, Time and Place of Incident. The show opens at the basement of Vargas Museum on 18 November 2011, Friday, at 4 pm and runs until 10 December. An artist talk will be held at 2:30 pm on 1 December, Thursday.

Time and Place of Incident concentrates on the killings of media journalists in the Philippines, with the country being considered as the world’s second most dangerous place for journalists after Iraq. Dalena’s show involves documentation footage taken by her and volunteers at the grave sites of these journalists as well as shots showing selected places of their assassination. Believing video to be a powerful medium in conveying loss and injustice, the exhibition features Dalena’s stills and videos beaming through multiple projections in the given venue of the museum.

A winner of the Ateneo Art Awards in 2009, Dalena works as an artist and documentary filmmaker. She has made a number of politically charged exhibitions and documentaries. Majority of her sculptures and installations address acts of state violence and injustice that continue to plague the Philippines despite several regime changes. She studied B.S. Human Ecology at the University of the Philippines Los Baños and learned filmmaking at the Mowelfund Film Institute. She had her first solo exhibition in 2007 at Mag:net while this Vargas Museum exhibition forms her fifth.

Dalena’s Time and Place of Incident is also the fourth offering of End Frame Video Art Project 3, a project of the non-profit organization Visual Pond. Throughout the Philippine video art festival, artists stage a solo show presenting new video work in various venues from 2011 to 2012. Curated by Clarissa Chikiamco, the theme of the third edition, Present, refers to the current project’s focus on the video art practices of selected Philippine contemporary artists. Dalena’s exhibition follows the End Frame 3 shows of Tad Ermitaño, Manny Montelibano and Chitz Ramirez. End Frame 3 continues to 2012 with exhibitions of Kaloy Olavides, Maria Taniguchi and Yason Banal.

Time and Place of Incident is made possible by the exhibition’s co-presenters: the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, the University of the Philippines’ College of Mass Communications and Department of Art Studies, the Geiser-Maclang marketing company, the Ateneo Art Gallery and the individuals Carlo Gabuco and Gym Lumbera.

The show will be viewable throughout its run between Tuesday-Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm, with appointments of at least 10 minutes in advance highly recommended. The appointment may be set by calling Vargas Museum with telephone number (632) 9281927 or email a day in advance to vargasmuseum@gmail.com. Those without an appointment may view the show after a short waiting period. Vargas Museum is located on Roxas Avenue at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, There will also be a satellite exhibition, Requiem, at the lobby of Plaridel Hall at the UP College of Mass Communications, Ylanan Road, Diliman, Quezon City, from 17 – 29 November 2011. For inquiries on Visual Pond projects and End Frame 3, visit http://www.visualpond.org or call Rica Estrada at +63917-8170198 or email visualpond@gmail.com. # # #

 

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Devour | Fish Talks is a roundtable discussion among humans on anything about fish, from experiential, anthropological, ecological, scientific, or philosophical perspectives. The activity is open to public participation at the 3F North Wing Gallery of Vargas Museum. Participants are enjoined to bring and sit on their own chairs during the discussion. The chairs can be received by the museum prior to the day and may be kept with the participants' consent as part of the "Fish Talks" artwork until 1 December.

For this event, we invited Dr. Rhodora Azanza, and Dr. Arnel “AA” Yaptinchay.

Dr. Rhodora Azanza (fondly known as The Red Tide Lady) is a Professor Emeritus at the Marine Science Institute, and first woman Dean of the College of Science, University of the Philippines. She is an Academician of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), and she was among the eleven awardees honored by the UP Alumni Association with Lifetime Distinguished Achievements in 2013. She received the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Outstanding Research and Development Award for Applied Research/ Julian A. Banzon Medal for her projects that aimed to develop technology for the detection and mitigation of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) or red tides in 2014. She was presented with the 2015 Pantas Award by the DOST’s Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD), and served as the former Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs (Linkages), and the director of the Office International Linkages of the university. 
Dr. AA Yaptinchay has been involved in marine biodiversity conservation in the Philippines for over twenty years. He is the director and founder of the conservation NGO, Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines after having worked with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Biodiversity Management Bureau as a biologist and WWF-Philippines as their Species Conservation Program Director. He has a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from the University of the Philippines and earned his Master’s Degree in Aquatic Tropical Ecology from Bremen University, Germany. Devour | Katti Sta. Ana at the 3F Galleries runs until 1 December 2017. For tours, please send an e-mail to vargasmuseum@gmail.com. We will have two activities at the exhibition next week. Check our Facebook for more details. ADVISORY: The museum will be closed on Monday as usual, and on Tuesday and Wednesday due to the ASEAN 2017 non-working holidays. We resume operations on Thursday, 16 November. We thank Dr. Judy Taguiwalo and Renz Lee for Green Go Home: The Necessity of Protest yesterday. Lisa Ito will be moderating another conversation, Green Go Home: From Aklasan to Bungkalan with Angie Ipong and Iggy Rodriguez next Friday, 17 November. Grrrl Gang Manila joins the Green Go Home project through a Grrrl Meet #5! on 18 November. Please check the event pages for updates and resources. DEVOUR by Katti Sta Ana is on view at the 3F Galleries until 1 December 2017. We thank everyone who attended the evening reception. The exhibition at the Vargas coincides with Paglulual International Ceramic Art Project 2017 at the U.P. College of Fine Arts.

The evening reception was graced by a performance by Boyet De Mesa and Rabu Barroco based on the Sta. Ana's Dog-Eat-Dog pieces. 
Other activities for the show:

21 Nov, TUESDAY, 9am-5pm

Collaborative wall drawing session at the Dog-Eat-Dog area of North Wing Gallery with Manuel Heraña, Boyet Montejo, Ritchie Rodulfo, and Kevin Roque (selected UP College of Fine Arts freshmen)

24 Nov, FRIDAY, 2-4pm

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Artist Apprentices: Pam Quinto, Jezzel Lorraine Wee, Raffy Ugaddan, and Raymond Escoto Carlos

Artist Volunteers:

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Special thanks from the artist are given to Jose Tence Ruiz, Reynel dela Rosa, Marco Rosario, Rita Badilla-Gudino, Leo Abaya, Yasmin Almonte Lantz, Rey Concepcion, Penny Bencito, Froilan Sta. Ana, and Roberto Acosta. Do We Dream Under The Same Sky?

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