a workshop and performance in corporate with the contemporary art festival: Fete dela WSK! in Manila, Philippines
We are willing to tell a story from you…
The aim of such workshop is to let the participants to deciding to the workshop direction, to being creative by defining the whole story telling. This is a collaborative workshop with a lot of research, a "self-research" in a way. The artists cited above, are here to provide some help, giving assistance in choosing the instruments-tools to express themselves, coordinate the main working development, open up to ‘other’ directions and of course to participate all together to the public performance. To provide a certain direction and after a meeting-chat, we have focused on the Hanging Coffins from Sagada, Mountain Province as a starting point for the workshop. According to this, we have found a main title that will certainly provide some inputs from the participants because of its openness, Tales From The Firewalls.
Metaphors happen right here at this level. A quick definition: ‘a firewall is a device designed to permit or deny network transmissions’ (i.e. wikipedia). Here we are, in the process and concept of communication. From a traditional point of view, the communication with the spiritual defined by the sound of the Gong, Bell Tones and from a contemporary approach, whereas we belong to the society of communication, the Network as a new belief, a new entity, getting the gates by its little spreading fancy children such as cell-phones, iPad, Android, sound toys app., … our living experience is surrounded by those beeps & signals as part of the soundscape of the e-modernity."
(extract from the original proposal for the workshop by Thierry B-G.)
the complete proposal for the workshop is available here
Fete dela WSK! is dedicated to contemporary electronic, digital and experimental sonic art, as well the diverse range of artistic activities in the context of digital culture in South East Asia.
WSK! -- three cryptic letters, which can only provide as much as the sum of the parts. Organized by SABAW Media Art Kitchen – a not-for-profit organization whose primary interests lie in curatorial and research-based production towards the imminent intersections of art and technology.
tales from the firewall by
idea: Thierry Bernard-Gotteland (Fr), Krisztian Kelner (Hu)
curator: Merv Espina (Ph)
Tanks all the participants of the workshop for the great collaborative performance in the Blackbird Cafe