The Cultural Center of the Philippines
DATE/ TIME/ VENUE:
14 July to 21 August 2016
Pasilyo Victorio Edades (4F Hallway Gallery)
Opening reception : 14 July, Thursday, 6pm,
Pasilyo Victorio Edades (4F Hallway Gallery), 4th floor CCP Main Theater Bldg.
Although an exhibition of photographs, Myth is not so much about the individual images, as it is about questioning how and why artists Jippy Pascua and Dennese Victoria have accumulated, kept, and eventually selected the images for this installation.
An attempt to tell a myth, the images that shape this exhibition are from a survey of years’ worth of photographs; the pictures varying from ones taken from personal archives, to a few taken while on the sets of films, to a couple of found photographs of strangers from lives long lived and past. Personal photographs and photographs made personal – all laid out and wrung for an explanation.
Themes recur across the installation: memory, imperfection, mistakes, repetition and similarity, and truth, whether real, imagined or imposed. These have been drawn from studying the relationship that images have with memory and with meaning; from looking at photography as a medium, from questioning its function and capacity, as well as coming to terms with its inadequacies.
Part of the exhibition is an invitation for the visitors to participate and to collaborate in shaping it as a work; to play a role – in editing it, making sense of it, and in a sense, rewriting it. Whether in the taking of an image off the wall, or in the exchange of writing down a name, what the exhibition is about is only what it is at a certain point. The images will deplete. The names will multiply. There is no single story.
Jippy Pascua is an artist and a filmmaker. He studied Creative Advertising in Canada and since 2008 has been working on creating films. His short film Excerpts premiered in the 2014 Singapore International Film Festival as part of the Southeast Asian Short Film Competition Programme. His works have been exhibited in various venues individually and as part of a collective of artists working mainly with film and photography called Tito & Tita.
Born in 1991 in the Philippines, Dennese Victoria's images revolve around the themes of truth, memory, and personal history. She studied Journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and in 2011 interned at a weekly TV documentary where she then worked and filmed with the team and their other projects until 2014.
Exhibit viewing hours are from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm. For more information, contact the CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division, Production and Exhibition Department, at (632) 8321125 local 1504/1505 or (632) 8323702, mobile (0917) 6033809, or e-mail email@example.com.
The exhibit opening of Myth by Jippy Pascua and Dennese Victoria, held on July 14 at the Pasilyo Victorio Edades (Small Gallery).