Tuesday, March 10, 2009

w.o.p MAR11 Martha Atienza | WHEN ROUTINE IS ALL THERE IS + video conversation with GERRY TAN



WHEN ROUTINE IS ALL THERE IS | WEDNESDAYS OPEN PLATFORM

MARCH 11 BAR OPENS 7PM



Those tedious afternoon walks around the street corner and habitual dips in the pool seem like nothing but constructive distractions from the compelling need to work. Still somewhat comforting that ‘work’ nowadays could easily mimic ‘play’ while placed under watchful and suspicious eyes of the neighbors. But how much waiting does it take for a picture to reveal itself? And how much watching does it entail to notice the anomalies undisguised in its very appearance?


Last week’s intimate but hefty evening menu of screenings perhaps rekindled the neglected intuition of ‘watching’ with Martha Atienza’s presentation of her previous works and Conrado Velasco’s current electronic fixations. A evening of yin and yang, clich├ęs aside. But definitely no cliche was interaction among students, enthusiasts and artists themselves that have sparked new connections. This Wednesday we move on with Martha’s w.o.p residency as she screens the things that she has been working on the past months in the island. To be complemented with video conversation of sorts with Gerry Tan’s own video pickings: Der Lauf der Dinge (The Way Things Go) by Swiss Duo Peter Fischli and David Weiss; Sunrise and Sunset; and his own video work Aparition. Never mind the crippling heat and that its too early in the week to party for things such as these may only come far and between.


WOP IS SUPPORTED BY ARTS NETWORK ASIA (ANA)

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