Join us at Te Tuhi for a special screening of The Kalampag Tracking Agency: 30 Years of Experimental Film & Video from the Philippines, followed by a Zoom discussion between Philippines-based The Kalampag Tracking Agency co-curators Merv Espina and Shireen Seno, artists Martha Atienza and Tad Ermitaño and curator of Te Tuhi’s current exhibition The Inner Lives of Islands Robbie Handcock.
The Kalampag Tracking Agency screening programme overcomes institutional and personal lapses to give attention to little-seen works—some quite recent, some surviving loss and decomposition. The programme collects loose parts in motion, a series of bangs, or kalampag in Tagalog, each work chosen for its individual strengths and how as a collection they might resonate off each other, for a contemporary audience. Featuring some of the most striking video work from the Philippines and its diaspora, the initiative continues to navigate the uncharted topographies of Filipino alternative and experimental moving image practice.
The screening programme includes works by artists Cesar Hernando, Eli Guieb III & Jimbo Albano; John Torres; Jon Lazam; Martha Atienza; Melchor Bacani III; Miko Revereza; Ramon Jose ‘RJ’ Leyran; Raya Martin; Roxlee; Tad Ermitaño; Tito & Tita; Yason Banal.
The Kalampag Tracking Agency screening programme is presented alongside The Inner Lives of Islands exhibition curated by Robbie Handcock. The artists in the programme and exhibition share sympathetic vantage points on the relationship between personal and national identities, interrogating their own selves and their contexts.
Light refreshments will be served. Nau mai, haere mai!