Screening: The Kalampag Tracking Agency: Experimental Films & Videos from the Philippines




Gasworks presents the first UK screening of The Kalampag Tracking Agency, a curatorial and organisational collaboration between Shireen Seno and Merv Espina that brings together film and video from the Philippines spanning the past 30 years.

Overcoming institutional and personal lapses to give attention to little-seen works – some quite recent, some surviving loss and decomposition – this program collects loose parts in motion, a series of bangs, or kalampag in Tagalog, assembled by their individual strengths and how they might resonate off each other and a contemporary audience.

Featuring some of the most striking films and videos from the Philippines and its diaspora, this initiative continues to navigate the uncharted topographies of Filipino alternative and experimental moving image practice from the past 30 years.

All works in this program are screened with the kind permission of the individual artists, the Mowelfund Film Institute and the Ateneo Art Gallery.

Shireen Seno is a lens-based artist whose work addresses memory, history, and image-making, often in relation to the idea of home. She has had two solo exhibitions in Manila and received international recognition for her feature Big Boy (2012), shot entirely on Super 8. Her photo zine Trunks has been exhibited at MoMA, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and the Tokyo Art Book Fair. 

Merv Espina is an artist and organizer. He is co-founder of the institute of Lower Learning (iLL), an experimental art and education initiative based in Saigon and Manila; program director for Green Papaya Art Projects, the oldest artist-run creative interdisciplinary platform in the Philippines; and cook-janitor of WSK, a media art kitchen and festival for the recently possible.

This event is part of Martha Atienza’s current residency at Gasworks (11 Jan – 28 March 2016).

Register your interest in this event if you would like to attend but please note that seating is limited and is allocated on a first come, first served basis – arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Duration 23 February 2016 - 23 February 2016
Times 7 pm
Cost Free Admission
Venue Gasworks
Address 155 Vauxhall Street London SE11 5RH, ,
Contact +44 (0)207 587 5202 / /

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