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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Popscape: Every day in Indonesia @ CCP

Popscape: Every day in Indonesia
at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP)

The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) present “Popscape: Every day in Indonesia ”, an exhibition featuring five emerging Indonesian artists who present the random tendencies in contemporary art as they live out their milieu. The exhibit will be run from June 14 – July 29, 2007 at the Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo, 4th Floor CCP, Roxas Boulevard , Pasay City.

Artists Cinanti Astria, Dewi Aditia, Prilla Tania, Rizki Utama and Wedhar Riyadi explore facets of contemporary art in Indonesia as they experience it. The artists apply a range of strategies that confront challenges in varied media like fabric, pen and paper, Styrofoam, photography and watercolor. Running through these works is a strong graphic thread, a disposition toward illustration and the appropriation of the animation sensibility or, in some instances, the Japanese superflat aesthetics. “Popscape” is curated by Patrick Flores, Nurdian Ichsan and Midori Hirota.
For more information on the exhibit, Popscape: Every day in Indonesia at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), please contact the Japan Foundation, Manila at tel. nos. 811-6155 to 58, fax 811-6153, email: or visit the JFM website at; and the CCP at 832-3702.
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Greenpeace Exhibit @ UP Vargas Museum

Greenpeace Philippines has an exhibit in UP Vargas Museum until June
17, entrance is free.

Go Renewable - an exhibit from Greenpeace Southeast Asia will explain
the issue of climate change to Filipinos through photographs,
emphasizing the need to protect what's left of our natural heritage,
the source and inspiration of our culture.

The exhibit, Go Renewable at the UP Vargas Museum also features some photographs
used in the film 'An Inconvenient truth" taken by Greenpeace campaigners
when doing their research.
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Mang Emo / Mag-himo Grand Piano Project Closing Concert

Cultural Center of the Philippines and Galleria Duemila
Cordially invite you to a closing concert for the

Mang Emo / Mag-himo Grand Piano Project

31 May 2007, Galleria Duemila

Galleria Duemila
210 Loring Street
Pasay City, Philippines
Tel: +632 831 9990 / 833 9815
Email: duemila@mydestiny. net

Western Australia-based Filipino artist Alwin Reamillo presents a 2-part commemorative installation project entitled Mang Emo / Mag-himo Grand Piano Project as part of his 4-month Asialink Visual Arts Residency at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. This two-part project will present the documented development and restorative construction of an art case upright and parlour grand piano in collaboration with Filipino piano makers Jaime Pastorfide, Sabas Rabino Jr. and Tranquilino Tosio Jr., from the now-defunct Javincello & Company, maker of Wittemberg Pianos.

The completed instruments, made from found and recycled structural piano parts, will be presented as central components for a shrine/ piano workshop installation to commemorate the memory of the artist's father, Decimo Reamillo or Mang Emo, a piano maker and inventor who co-founded the family company in 1961. Included in the exhibition are 2 vintage Wittemberg Pianos, the first parlour grand and a prototype of small upright piano called the Maya. The final assembly of a new playing mechanism for the grand piano will be completed at Gallery Duemila during the exhibition. As local piano manufacturing has ceased to exist in the country, the project is a performative action to revive and new breathe life to this art and craft. Maghimo is a Waray word which means 'to make, to create, to craft'. Also presented are a series of mixed media works.

Supported by the Asialink Centre at the University of Melbourne, Australian Embassy Manila, National Commission on Culture and the Arts, Cultural Center of the Philippines, and Galleria Duemila
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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Paco Park presents The Bicaldo Sisters

Paco Park Presents’

Paco Park Presents goes instrumental this Friday, June 01, 2007, starting at 6:00 p.m. with bandurria player Rowena Bicaldo and violinist Gemma Bicaldo as featured guests. Joining them are pianists PWU Dean Harold Galang and Madeline Jane Banta. This concert kicks-off a month-long partnership with the Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA), in Makiling, Laguna, which is celebrating its Ruby Jubilee this year. Ms. Thea Perez is program host.

The Philippine High School for the Arts, nestled on the slopes of Mt. Makiling in Los Banos, Laguna, is a specialized secondary level institution for young students who are particularly gifted in the arts. Its scholarship program is given to "exceptionally gifted and talented children in the arts who will be given special training in their chosen field of interest." The school is so situated to afford its gifted young students concentration in their study in a healthy unspoiled environment.

The Bicaldo sisters – Rowena and Gemma, and pianist Harold Galang are alumni of PHSA. Rowena Bicaldo completed her Diploma in Creative and Performing Musical Arts (DCPMA) Asian Music in 1998 and her Bachelor’s degree in Musicology at the University of the Philippines College of Music in Diliman, Quezon City. She is an expert in playing many traditional musical instruments, among them, the Maguindanao and Maranao kulintang, Manobo ahong, Kalinga bamboo jaw’s harp, polychordal zither, nose flute and lip-valley flute, Japanese koto, Indonesian gamelan and angklung. She is a music assistant and bandurria player of the Bayanihan Philippines Folk Dance Company since 1998, and is halfway through her graduate studies at the Philippine Women’s University taking up Ethnomusicology. Gemma Bicaldo graduated from PHSA in 1996, under the tutelage of Mrs. Rizalina Buenaventura, the wife of the late National Artist Col. Antonino Buenaventura. She took her Bachelor of Music degree at the UST Conservatory of Music, under Prof. Sergio Esmilla, Mr. Reginald Pineda and Mr. Proceso Yusi. She was the concertmaster of the UST Symphony Orchestra from 1997 to 1998 and was a member of the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra and the San Miguel Philharmonic Orchestra. She is, at present, a member of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra and one of the violin instructors at the Foundation for Culture and the Arts of Angono. Harold Galang is presently the Dean of the Philippine Women’s University College of Music. He is a concert pianist, choir conductor, music educator and a piano collaborating artist. He finished his Master’s degree in 1995 at the Musashino Music Academy in Tokyo, Japan and took up piano master classes at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. A winner of three national music competitions – National Music Competitions for Young Artists, the Piano Teacher’s Guild of the Philippines Concerto Auditions and the First Philippine Chopin Piano Competitions, Galang is presently a member of the Commission on Higher Education Technical Panel for Music and Music Education.

For this Friday’s concert, these three PHSA alumni have prepared the following programme: MAYON FANTASIA DE CONCERTO (Buencamino); PRAELUDIUM AND ALLEGRO and LIEBESFREUD (Kreisler); CAVATINA (Raff); LEGENDE (Wieniasky); SARUNG BANGGI (Arr: Romero); BUNDOK BANAHAW (Arr: Biares); HABANERA FILIPINA NO. 2 (Vallejo); ILANG-ILANG (Molina); MOONLIGHT IN THE PHILIPPINES (Matias); CAVATINA (Abelardo); HATINGGABI (Molina) and KUNG HINDI MAN (Abelardo).

*All skeds may be subject to change without prior notice.
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Asier Zabaleta's EGO-tik @ CCP

Asier Zabaleta
June 3, 2007 - 7:00pm
Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP)

Asier Zabaleta has participated as a performing artist in various Spanish dance companies and in 1994 he formed the Swiss company ALIAS, with whom he participated in the creation of 6 works for dance-theater and several world tours.

In the year 2004 Asier Zabaleta formed the company Ertza with the objective of opening a new space wherein different disciplines of art can coincide with contemporary dance and notably enrich the language of theatre.

EGO-tik by Asier Zabaleta is a piece where he explores the most hidden depths within himself. With the use of his image projected on several monitors and encased in a dialogue between a person and reproduction, the Basque author slowly unravels his weaknesses and fears.

For more details on Asier Zabaleta's EGO-tik at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, please call Instituto Cervantes at 526-1482 to 85.

Asier Zabaleta's EGO-tik will be staged on June 3, 2007 - 7:00pm at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
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Ballet at the Park presents "A Festival of Dances"

Ballet at the Park

Ballet at the Park opens its June offerings with a program titled “A Festival of Dances”, this Saturday, June 02, 2007, starting at 5:30 in the afternoon, at the Rizal Park Open-Air Auditorium, Manila. Featured ballet schools are Allesi Ballet Center in Sampaloc, Manila; Carol Lugtu Claro (CLC) Dance Arts Studio in Retiro, Quezon City; PSALMS School of Ballet in Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong and Magallanes Village, Makati City and Toes In Action of St. Mary’s Angels School, Valenzuela City. Admission is free.

Ballet at the Park is a project of the National Parks Development Committee, under Executive Director Carlito A. Fajardo and, for this Saturday, in partnership with Allesi Ballet Center, CLC Dance Arts Studio, PSALMS School of Ballet and Toes In Action. .

“A Festival of Dances” consists of the following dances: KAY GANDA NG ATING MUSIKA (Music: R. Cayabyab/Choreography: Carol Lugtu-Claro; LOVE (Music: N. Cole/Choreography: Bella Palanca Bengco); THE OLD HAWAIIAN WAY (Music: from the movie “Lilo & Stich”/Choreography: Ronaldo Domingo); HE MELE NO LILO, WE MAKE A RAINBOW, PINEAPPLE PRINCESS (Music: from “Lilo & Stich”/Choreography: Kathy Reyes-Domingo); ZIP-A-DEE-DOO-DAH (Music from “Song of the South”/Choreography:Kathy Reyes-Domingo); BIBBIDI BOBBIDI BOO (Music from “Cinderella”/Choreography: Ronaldo Domingo); PART OF YOUR WORLD (Music from “Little Mermaid”/Choreography: Carol Lugtu-Claro); CUPID (Music: Baby Einstein Music Box Orchestra/Choreography: Bella Palanca Bengco); PART OF YOUR WORLD (Music from “Little Mermaid”/Choreography: Kathy Reyes Domingo); WALTZ from “Sleeping Beauty” (Music: Tchaikovsky/Choreography: Carol Lugtu-Claro); and TOYLAND OVERTURE – Spanish Dolls (Music: Delibes/Choreography: Bella Palanca Bengco), Hofbalitanze Dolls (Music:J. Lanner/Choreography: Carol Lugtu-Claro), Scottish Dolls (Music: Delibes/Choreography: Bella Palanca Bengco), Chinese Dolls, Reed Flute Dolls (Music: Tchaikovsky/Choreography: Kathy Reyes-Domingo), Dance of the Hours, Mazurka Dolls (Music Delibes/Choreography: Bella Palanca Bengco). Awarding of Certificates follows right after the curtain call.

*All skeds may be subject to change without prior notice
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Kiri Lluch Dalena's Found Figures @ Mag:net Gallery

"Found Figures"
by Kiri Lluch Dalena
Mag:net Gallery, Quezon City
May 22, 2007 to June 12, 2007

Kiri Lluch Dalena literally found the time to sculpt, a whole year of it, mainly unplanned, having come out of a 10-year stretch of almost exclusively doing documentary film making.

As a self-taught terra cotta sculptress, Kiri Lluch Dalena was literally steeped in image-making from early on, having grown up amidst the bodies of work of parents Julie Lluch and Danilo Dalena and siblings, Aba and Sari. Yet it was very much as a filmmaker among other kindred souls within the collective Southern Tagalog Exposure, that Kiri Lluch Dalena came into her own.

As a human rights advocate committed to ST Exposure’s self-imposed task of capturing what would’ve been dismissed as propagandist tales of summary executions and involuntary disappearances, hers was an eye, mind and hand keen on making the unpalatable visible.

Work for ST Exposure meant taking extended forays into remote areas of the country where fact-finding intrinsically called for cultivating deep trust and time-intensive relations. The output was always gritty and non-slick, a guerilla amalgam infused with the less prominent and un-hip aspects of indie film making, Shooting was often on the run, at times clandestine, and under threat, the work often calling for retrieving, and unearth-ing the deliberately lost or hidden.

Expectedly, Kiri Lluch Dalena’s works for this first solo exhibition, Found Figures come with unveiled references to her human rights advocacies, even as Kiri relates infusing the free-formed figures with political content was not pre-meditated. Yet undeniably, Found Figures comes inflected with growing international criticism of Filipino government non-chalance over the rising number of killings and abductions among journalists, students, farmers, workers, church and NGO advocates, all brashly undertaken under Arroyo’s watch. Closer to home, ST Exposure is still smarting from having lost three cameras to military agents just last year (2006). Hence the hackneyed but upturned allusion to hear-speak-see no evil in this slew of three-dimensional and animated figures resting on fire bricks that double up as metaphors for the transformative violence of fire and pitting of elements.

Matters personally came to a head for Kiri Lluch Dalena in 2005 given that alarming incidents were already being reported in urbanized areas such as Calamba, whereas such episodes were previously relegated to more remote Southern Luzon locations like Mindoro and Quezon. More poignantly, a major threshold came with the gunning down of fellow translator, and Bayan Muna member Noli Capulong with whom Dalena had worked with on more than one occasion.

For more details on Kiri Lluch Dalena's Found Figures @ Mag:net Gallery, please call Genevieve at 410-0995 or email:

Kiri Lluch Dalena's Found Figures @ Mag:net Gallery runs from May 22, 2007 to June 12, 2007.
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PLM Hiyas ng Maynilad Dance Company in Concert at the Park

Concert at the Park

The pride of the City of Manila – PLM Hiyas ng Maynilad Dance Company, takes center stage in Concert at the Park, this Sunday, June 03, 2007, starting at 6:00 p.m., opening the month-long tribute to the Filipino’s innate artistry, in celebration of Philippine Independence. Joining them are the PLM Rondalla and PLM Student Chorale Society. This presentation is in partnership with the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila President’s Committee on Arts & Culture. Ms. Minette Padilla is program host.

The PLM Hiyas ng Maynilad Dance Company, PLM Rondalla and the PLM Student Chorale Society are the official cultural groups of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila. They are all composed of students from the various colleges of the university who are all scholars of the City of Manila. The PLM Rondalla is headed by rondalla master Jun Arandela while Rodel “Aiko” Valdez is the artistic choreographer of the Hiyas ng Maynilad and ably assisted by Julio Calinao, assistant choreographer. The PLM Student Chorale Society is headed by its choirmaster, Alfie Malana Jacinto. These three groups are all under the PLM President’s Committee on Arts & Culture, headed by its Chairperson Susan Mercado.

For this Sunday’s presentation, our featured dance company has prepared the following programme: Part I – CORDILLERA: Kayao (dance showing the skills in combat of the highland tribes), Kayabang (tribal maidens gather food which are placed on baskets called “kayabang”), Uya-Oy (a ceremonial dance); DAHIL SA IYO (Velarde); Part II – SPANISH-INSPIRED: Jota Gumaquena (a dance from Gumaca, Quezon), Simpatica (a courtship dance featuring the many uses of a fan to send messages to a girl’s suitor), Jota de Manila (a dance named after the historic city of Manila); GAANO KITA KAMAHAL (National Artist for Music Ernani Cuenco); Part III – DANCES FROM MINDANAO: Kuntao Silat (showcasing the warriors’ skills in combat), Paunjalay (a tribal pre-wedding dance), Singkil (the famous dance of royalty); Part IV – LIFE IN RURAL PHILIPPINES: Kalapati (dance imitating the cooing of the doves), Palo-Palo (male dancers show their combat skills using bamboo weapons or “palo-palo”), Sayaw sa Bangko (showcases dancers skill and ability to maintain balance while dancing on a wooden bench), and Tinikling (the country’s famous national dance).

*All skeds may be subject to change without prior notice
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NCCA Publishes Two Children’s Books on Ifugao Hudhud Epic

NCCA Publishes Two Children’s Books on Ifugao Hudhud Epic

Two new children's books have been published by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) to teach children about the Ifugao epic, hudhud.

Pumbakhayon and Halikpon are retellings of two episodes from the epic which is usually chanted by the Ifugao people in Cordillera while harvesting rice. Both books are written by Mae Astrid Tobias, with illustrations by Jose Miguel Tejido, and translated into Ifugao by Maribelle Bimohya.

Pumbakhayon is the story of how the mythical figure Pumbakhayon passed on the different epics to the Ifugao people. Halikpon, on the other hand, is the love story of Bugan and Aliguyon.

“This book on tales of the Ifugao Chant, Hudhud, is designed for the child so that he will grow into the adult person that is envisioned to be steeped in the culture of his people, the Ifugao,” says anthropologist Dr. Jesus Peralta in his foreword. Dr. Peralta is the Project Director of Safeguarding and Transmission of the Hudhud Chants of Ifugao, a three-year project of the NCCA to promote awareness and appreciation of Ifugao heritage.

NCCA will distribute free copies of the books to selected school libraries in Ifugao and cultural institutions. The books will soon be available on line (visit:

For more information, please contact Cecil or Min, National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), 633 General Luna Street, Intramuros, Manila. Tel. No. 528-4434 or 527-2192 local 307.
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Gantimpala Theater Audition

Gantimpala Theater Audition
So, you want to be in theater?

Peeps, spread the word and let's rock
the world of theater!!!

Gantimpala Theater will hold a general
audition on June 11 (Monday), 4-8p.m.,
at the Rehearsal Hall, Open Air
Auditorium Building, in Luneta, Manila.

It is open to professional and
aspiring actors and actresses.

Please bring a resume with a 2x2 I.D.
picture in color.

Be ready to read a portion of the
script that will come from
Gantimpala's Four Classics.

Gantimpala Theater is celebrating its
30th year! The plays for this season are:

The Four Classics:

Florante at Laura
Kanser (Noli Me Tangere)
Ibong Adarna
El Filibusterismo

The Pearl Festival:
- revival of original Bulwagang
Gantimpala production jewels

Katipunan: Mga Anak ng Bayan
Ramona Reyes ng Forbes park

Tribute to the Masters:

Ang Pagong at ang Matsing - children's
musical based on the fable written by
Dr. Jose Rizal

William Shakespeare' s Romeo and Juliet

Levi - a musical about the life of
Maestro Levi Celerio

If you want to be part of Gantimpala's
momentous pearl year, call 528-0603 for
other details.
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Saturday, May 26, 2007

2nd Philippine Arts Festival Hong Kong SAR

The 2nd Philippine Arts Festival Hong Kong SAR

presents several arts exhibitions in Hong Kong:

"ESTILO" at the Philippine Consulate General, Hong Kong SAR
"Drawings on Square" at the Economist Gallery of the Fringe Club
"Tatlo" (Three) Show at the Karin Weber Art Galley
"Possession" a solo show by Charlie Co.

2nd Philippine Arts Festival Hong Kong SAR

"ESTILO", a group show by Filipino artists and creative professionals based in Hong Kong , will be showcased at the Philippine Consulate General, Hong Kong SAR in 14/F Queensway, Admiralty, on June 7, 2007.

Spanish term for style, "ESTILO" will reveal the vibrant and growing community of Hong Kong-based Filipino artists and creative professionals, which include Arnel Agawin, Jun Cambel, Jun Canete, Tito Cascante, Noel de Guzman, Joel Ferraris, Ben Guia, Martin Megino, Dante Peralta, Manuel Rubio, Emilio Rivera III, Mario Rivera, Bobit Segismundo and Edgar Tapan.

Some of these artists will also be part of parallel shows in June, such as the "Drawings on Square" exhibition at the Economist Gallery of the Fringe Club on June 23 to July 3, and the "Tatlo" (Three) Show at the Karin Weber Art Galley on June 16-30, 2007.

For "ESTILO", around 25 recent works in painting and photography will be featured as part of the Second Philippine Arts Festival 2007 in Hong Kong . It is a follow-up show to last year's big event at the Central Library which served as the core of the First Philippine Arts Festival in Hong Kong . "Unang Sulyap: First Glimpse" also showcased the talent of Hong Kong-based Filipino artists as well as Philippine art works held by collectors based in the SAR.

Indeed this year's exhibition is proof of the ever-growing and inspired community of contemporary Filipino artists and creative professionals who see Hong Kong as a suitable arena to release their creative passion and compulsively produce art "made in Hong Kong " away from their home country. Given the fact that they have fulltime jobs and families to care for, still their productivity in art uncovers the variety in subjects and themes on display and is a cross-section of how wide-ranging their concerns on various issues are and how their individual and collective efforts all these years have contributed to the vibrancy of this multi-ethnic place. This reality had somehow spawned a new kind of art of a people whose cultural baggage blended with the influence of their adopted city.

Arnel Agawin presents a series of skillfully and meticulously done mixed media works in a modular set of drawings on handmade paper. Using carbon and colored pencils, he highlights and reestablishes the vital importance of the basic art of drawing by hand, whose partnership with the use of handmade paper is a challenge to the ever-growing dependence on art products made by machine and creative skills relying on computers.

Jun Cambel tries to raise people's environmental awareness through his art. For his love of nature, he creates pictures based on his observations of things that surround him as a means of self-expression. He intends to continue with his art, if his schedule permits, and to have the fun working that way. To him, his art is for a cause.

Jun Canete presents works from two different series: one is from the previously exhibited 'Aikea Guinea' (Karin Weber Gallery) series which explores ancient Islamic art through 'mediated' algorithmic imaging and some pieces from the new 'ISMs' series, studies in extracting pleasing compositions from visual representations of turbulent motions.

Tito Cascante's works deal with the poetic transformation of narrative views on wicked experiences of consciousness and carefully chosen symbols and form of contemporary everyday images that contribute to the making of good composition. Tito believes that art is a discipline that need not see the dark shadows of his pain, for in the process of this narrative and living expression his works offered him a kind of balance that revealed both the Beauty of Nature and the poignancy of this life.

Noel de Guzman's name still reverberates from the recent solo exhibition "Bayan Ko" (My Country) at the Philippine Consulate General, Hong Kong last February 2007. In this exhibition his six small pieces, a return to his finger-painted acrylics on canvas distinctly emphasized by heavily textured lines and brightly colored pieces, redefine his expressionistic style.

Ben Guia's fascination of the human internal architecture and external form directs his brushes and pens to leave traces of vivid vertical lines inspired by the human D.N.A. sequencing technique as an artistic impression of the perfect being in this world. He further expands his current series of artworks to explore the external part of the human body by revealing a camouflage-like human pattern from intertwining lines, focusing mainly on how we should appreciate the beauty of our form and faces.

Joel Ferraris continues to work on mixed media with subjects that explore the booming property market's threat to the fast vanishing natural environment, replaced by urban life pulsating 24 hours with online and digital communication. He reasons that modern society's fast scientific and technological acceleration, powered by the arrival and prevalence of modern gadgets that threaten people's privacy, erodes memories of happy and carefree rural life.

Martin Megino's keen observations of Chinese history and culture translate historical elements into his canvas as his interest in these subjects grows. By using familiar objects and symbols that he playfully relates to his country's familiar lingo, he discovers an amusing artistic treasure to further explore.

Dante Peralta's trained eye captures images with his lens in a masterly manner only he knows in his new set of photographs. With subjects ranging from simple but repressive, rusty barbwires to disturbing smog that blur beautiful skylines he balances his themes to introduce hope and faith symbolized by the hand of a preacher.

Manuel Rubio's recent art creations focus on more meaningful subjects especially those that raise awareness on issues about global warming. His recent paintings about marine life lead viewers to admire the beauty of the undersea paradise which could hopefully be the last less spoilt frontier. He believes that people's modest but sincere contributions could spell great difference in the struggle for nature's preservation and for the survival of humanity.

Emilio Rivera's thought-provoking artpieces reflect the influences of Chinese culture on his art. Tweaked with Filipino elements on it, the results are a combination of commentary, editorial, comic and migrant worker-inspired rendition of Chinese-style paintings.

Mario Rivera's photographs reveal a fascination with street life and all its ordinariness and move him to find something extraordinarily surprising. With keen eyes trained to capture what others simply ignore, he is inspired by a Confucian thought that "Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it".

Bobit Segismiundo's visually strong series explores pain and suffering, which even beauty and desire could manifest, brought about by certain beliefs and ideology that sometimes deliver macabre results. These considered "burden" to love ones, who are left to carry the scar that these individuals perpetuated, seem to release individuals into some uncompromising situation that compels them to take their own lives to satisfy certain beliefs and ideology in the pursuit of power, and control and force them to justify mistakes that spawn other mistakes in the hope that it could release such burden.

Edgar Tapan's set of photographs draws viewers to reflect on the plight of OFWs and how they stick to their faith, or abandon it, when faced with life's challenges. Coming from a Catholic country in Southeast Asia where religiosity is deeply rooted, overseas Filipino workers are welcomed by the lure of the world city where worldly temptations are peddled by con artists often disguised as angels of light.

Launched some seven years ago, the annual exhibition of works by Filipino painters, muralists, art directors and creative directors, photographers, graphic designers and digital artists at the Philippine Consulate General coincides with the June celebration of Philippine Independence from Spain .

Filipino artists have been "painting" their mark here in Hong Kong since the early 1980s. Aside from sporadic exhibitions by Philippine-based artists like Anita Magsaysay-Ho and the late Santiago Bose, there have been pioneering shows by their Hong Kong-based counterparts as well, which served as inspiration to newcomers in the art scene, collectors and enthusiasts alike. Some of the past sponsors were the Philippine Association of Hong Kong (PAHK), PACES and several commercial galleries promoting Philippine art, such as the John Batten Gallery, Karin Weber Gallery, Asia Fineart Gallery and Osage Gallery.

"ESTILO" is sponsored by the Philippine Consulate General HK SAR in conjunction with the Philippine Arts Festival. For more information on the various activities under the Second Philippine Arts Festival, visit or contact the Philippine Consulate General or

Please call Eric Derupe at (+852) 2823-8536 or Marie Docas at (+852) 2823-8513 for further information on 2nd Philippine Arts Festival Hong Kong SAR and the "ESTILO" show which ends on July 7, 2007.
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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Melvin Culaba's Interiorism @ Blanc

Melvin Culaba will have his sixth one man show at
blanc called Interiorism. The exhibit will be composed
of large scale paintings by Culaba.

Melvin Culaba's Interiorism @ Blanc
will open on May 28, 2007 6pm and will run
until June 18, 2007.
blanc is located at 2e Crown
Tower 107 H.V. dela Costa St. Salcedo Village, Makati
For more information on Melvin Culaba's Interiorism
@ Blanc, please call or sms
752-0032/0920- 9276436 or email

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

PETA 40th Theater Season Subscription now available

Get ready for another year of exciting new plays! PETA's (Philippine Educational Theater Association) 40th Theater Season subscription is now available.

PETA - Philippine Educational Theater Association
Subscribers are entitled to the following privileges:
1) One performance entry pass to all of the productions staged at the PETA - Philippine Educational Theater Association Theater Center with option for reserved seating (Subscriber' s Row) if you call to inform us at least three days before the date you intend to watch. These performances are:
Batang Rizal - July to August 2007
Romulus D'Grayt - September to October 2007
PETA 40th Anniversary Concert - December 2007
Skin Deep - February to March 2008
Dulaang Laboratoryo' s Komedi Club - February 2008
2) 10% discount for a maximum of two companions.
3) Regular mail and/or email updates on PETA workshops, performances and other activities.
4) Personalized subscriber ID
5) Acknowledgment in the souvenir program for all season productions.

It is easy to subscribe! Just send us an email at with the following details: your name, mailing address, home and/or office telephone number, mobile number. We can arrange to have your payment picked up from your home or office, which would be more convenient.

For more details, you may call the PETA - Philippine Educational Theater Association Marketing and Public Relations Office at 725-6244 or 4100822. Or visit the PETA - Philippine Educational Theater Association Theater Center at #5 Eymard Drive (formerly Sunnyside Drive), New Manila, QC (right at the back of the QC Sports Club).
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Pixel Art is looking for practicumers

PIXEL ART, a multimedia-theatre and production company is looking for student practicumers who are interested in being trained in video post-production, specifically non-linear video editing, compositing, animation and sound mixing.

Field work experience on real movie and music video shoots may also be part of the training program if and when particular projects happen within the period alotted.

Interested applicants may send their resumes / curriculum vitae to or call 845-2659 and look for JOHN WONG.
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Friday, May 18, 2007

Asian Comic & Comic Contest


The Asian Animation & Comic Contest (AACC) is calling for entry now!

FORM ---

Big prize was set up for the top winner and best applicants of Asian Animation & Comic Contest. There are total amount of 100,000 RMB prize for Asian Animation & Comic Contest (AACC) 2007 awards. We sincerely welcome your participation by submitting your works!

We look forward to receiving best submission works from you.

Kevin Sun
Asian Animation & Comic Contest
AACC Organizing Committee

Contact info
Tina Yang
Tel 86-10-66503539 ext 21
Fax 86-10-66503541

Tina Yang
CTVA Cartoon Commission
Tel: 86-10-66503991/ 3992 ext 21
86-10-66503539/ 3540 ext 21
Fax: 86-10-66503541
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Art & Society Brings Together Founding Patrons of Ateneo Art Gallery Society


Art & Society, a project presented by the Ateneo Art Gallery, Metro Society, Fiamma Enotica Smart Gold, Power Plant Mall, and Shu Uemura, is a one-night exhibition of artworks of past short-listed and winning artists of the Ateneo Art Awards. Several of the pieces, selected by the Founding Patrons of the Ateneo Art Gallery Society, a collective of civic-minded individuals whose activities support modern and contemporary Philippine visual art through the Ateneo Art Gallery, are available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds of sold works going to the upcoming 2007 Ateneo Art Awards. The fundraising initiative will be hosted by Fiamma Enotica on Jupiter Street, Makati City on 25 May 2007.

For the project, the Founding Patrons of the Ateneo Art Gallery Society were paired with selected past short-listed and winning artists of the Ateneo Art Awards with patrons visiting the artists' studios and engaging them in discussions on their work before choosing the final artworks for exhibition. Comprising the pairings of artists and patrons are Poklong Anading (Short-listed 2004, Winner 2006) with Patrick Reyno; Marina Cruz (Short-listed 2006) with Astrud Crisologo; Mideo Cruz (Winner 2006) with Norman Crisologo; Norman Dreo (Short-listed 2005) with Kim and Felicia Atienza; Geraldine Javier (Winner 2004) with Miguel Rosales; Isa Lorenzo (Short-listed 2005) with Juan Miguel Ongsiako; Wawi Navarroza (Short-listed 2006) with Malu Gamboa; Rodel Tapaya (Short-listed 2005 and 2006) with Mark Villar; Jay Ticar (Short-listed 2006) with Rina Ortiz and Ronald Ventura (Short-listed 2004, Winner 2006) with Marcel Crespo. The exhibition also features accompanying written works by the patrons elucidating their chosen artworks.

In bringing together these partnerships, Art & Society becomes a critical examination point of the relationships and connections between the ties of artists and patrons. It also encourages the fostering of a deeper appreciation of the arts and artists within a personal and wider social sphere, affirming the significance of the arts in society and humanity.

Art & Society also calls attention to the Ateneo Art Awards, the country's premier annual contemporary art prize for young Filipino artists. The Awards are bestowed upon three Filipino visual artists, below the age of 36, who have made an outstanding and significant contribution to the definition and development of modern and contemporary art based upon a solo or group exhibition in any public venue held in the past year. Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2007 Ateneo Art Awards up to 31 May 2007, 5 pm. Forms and information may be downloaded at

For inquiries on Art & Society and the 2007 Ateneo Art Awards, contact Clarissa Chikiamco, Ateneo Art Gallery Project Coordinator, at 426-6488 or at
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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Dopy Doplon @ OWG

Dopy Doplon invites you to the opening of his exhibition on Friday, May 25, 2007
Cocktails. 6:30 at OWG One Workshop Gallery, 2241 La Fuerza II, Sabio
St. cor Don Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City.

Dopy Doplon
Chief Executive Officer / Creative Director
Art One Design & Communications
1905 Pasong Tamo Tower
2210 Don Chino Roces Avenue
Makati City, Philippines
T 632-8177273
F 632-8135731
M 09175222678

Art Philippines - Art without walls - Dedicated to Pinoy Artists
around the Globe

Updates and Forum on Various Art Disciplines: Painting +
Photography + Drawing + Animation + Illustration + Graphic Design +
Digital Art + Web Art + Sculpture + Printmaking + Video Art +
Alternative Printing Process + Ceramic and Pottery + Mixed Media +
Installation + Body Art + Graffiti Art + Craft Art + Art Furniture

Updates and Forum on Various Art Workshops, Art Groups, Camera
Clubs, Events, Art Exhibit Announcements, and Trade Shows: Art
Collaboration + Art Exhibit + Art Workshop + Photography Workshop +
Digital Art Workshop + Animation Workshop + Art and Graphic Expo +
Art Auction

Inquiries and other matters maybe course through
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Supervoice Recital 2007



DATE: MAY 19, 2007, 2:00 PM
TICKET: P 75.00





for more details call 5642667 or text 0917-8013248

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

2007 World Press Photo Exhibition

2007 World Press Photo Exhibition

The 2007 World Press Photo Exhibition, an annual traveling exhibition showcasing outstanding news photos.

The show, 2007 World Press Photo Exhibition, presented by the Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University (ACFJ) and the Royal Netherlands Embassy, is a selection of about 200 photographs comprising the winning photos in the annual World Press Photo competition.

The competition, the world's largest and most prestigious annual contest in press photography, has been run by the Amsterdam-based World Press Photo Foundation since 1955. This year's competition drew 4,460 photographers from 124 countries, submitting a total 78,083 images of last year's events. An international jury of 13 members screened the entries for 10 theme categories such as spot news, environment and sports, and gave prizes to 58 photographers of 23 nationalities. The 2007 World Press Photo Exhibition is Free Admission.

The 2007 World Press Photo Exhibition will be mounted on the following dates and venues:

2007 World Press Photo Exhibition
SM Mall of Asia (Pasay City)
May 10, 2007 to May 16, 2007

2007 World Press Photo Exhibition
SM City North EDSA (The Block)
May 18, 2007 to May 24, 2007

For more details on 2007 World Press Photo Exhibition, please call Irwin Cruz at 0917-8361219 or email:
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Ting Ping Lay: Celebrating Figure and Form @ Yuchengco Museum

Ting Ping Lay: Celebrating Figure and Form @ Yuchengco Museum
Ting Ping Lay: Celebrating Figure and Form
Yuchengco Museum, Makati City
March 28, 2007 to May 31, 2007

Ting Ping Lay, the quiet reclusive Chinese Filipino sculptor, shares his exquisite collection of small and medium-sized free-standing works in terra-cotta, cast bronze and plaster of paris, as well as marble and wood reliefs to the public.

Ting Ping Lay hails from Fujian, China and took his art studies at the University of Santo Tomas. Ting traces his artistic lineage from his teacher and mentor, the Italian master sculptor Francesco Riccardo Monti, who was the first to teach sculpture at the University of Santo Tomas from 1948-1958.

Ting Ping Lay: Celebrating Figure and Form runs from March 28, 2007 to May 31, 2007 at the Yuchengco Museum, Makati City.

For more details on the exhibit, Ting Ping Lay: Celebrating Figure and Form at the Yuchengco Museum, please call Elma Abrina at 889-1234.

Entrance fee at the Yuchengco Museum: P100, P50, P25.
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Saturday, May 12, 2007

Museum Conservation Seminar-Workshop in Baguio

Museum Conservation
Seminar-Workshop in Baguio

Executive Training Center
4th Floor, Main Building
University of the Cordilleras
Governor Pack Road
2600 Baguio
Date: May 21 & 22, 2007

Workshop topics:
Exhibition Management
Registration and Conservation of Art Collections
Architecture and Design of Exhibits
Developing Educational Programs in Museums

Resource Persons:
Juan Guardiola, Casa Asia
Sara Fernandez, Casa Asia
Marta Arroyo, Institut Valenci d'Art Modern
Cristina Mulinas, Institut Valenci d'Art Modern
Angel Borrego, OSA Studio
Charo Garaigorta, Artium Museum Foundation of the Phils.

Fee: P1,500 per person (Fee is NOT inclusive of meals & lodging)

For info & reservation call:
Elvie or Patricia
Museum Foundation of the Phils.
Telefax: 404-2685
Mobile: 0928-503-9392

The Organizers:
Casa Asia is a public consortium founded and based in Spain, with the priority objective of promoting and carrying out projects and activities that contribute towards greater mutual awareness, boosting relations between Spain and Asian-Pacific countries.

Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center is a center for Philippine art and culture. Its main thrusts are research, exhibition and education.

The Museum Foundation of the Phils., is an organization dedicated to developing greater awareness and appreciation in the Filipino people of our country's rich artistic and cultural heritage in partnership with the National Museum.

You can download the reservation form in pdf or zip format.

For more Museum Foundation events and activities please visit our website at

Museum Foundation of the Philippines, Inc.
G/F National Museum of the Filipino People
Valencia Circle, Rizal Park, Manila 1004 Philippines
Telefax: (63-2) 404-2685
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Friday, May 11, 2007

Speaking in Images @ Vargas Musem

Speaking in Images: Representations of the Philippines and Japan in Political Cartoons
Jorge B. Vargas Museum
University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City
May 18, 2007 to June 17, 2007

Speaking in Images , an exhibition of fifty reproductions of political cartoons published in Philippine periodicals from the 1930s to the 1990s from the collection of Dr. Helen Yu-Rivera of the U.P. Department of Art Studies.

Featured are works of artists Jose Pereira, Esmeraldo E.Z. Izon, Demetrio Diego, Liborio Gatbonton, Bert Gallardo, Rene Aranda, Neil Doloricon, Ivan Anthony Hirro, Nonoy Marcelo, Net Billones, Jose Tence Ruiz, Ludwig Ilio and Roni Santiago that depict the political relations between the Philippines and Japan.

Philippine-Japan relations started even before the advent of Spanish colonization in the Philippines. While many have not realized the extent of Japanese influence in Philippine social, political and economic life, political cartoons in Philippine periodicals attest to the significance of this relationship. They have depicted the Japanese in various ways, from wily and cunning capitalists, insincere negotiators, powerful patron to brutal warriors, expressing the Filipinos' fear and anxiety over Japan's political, economic and military power. On the formal level, these political cartoons present poignant visual symbols and metaphors drawing from Philippine political rhetoric and jargon as well as from popular culture.

The collection attests to the Filipino editorial cartoonist's creative genius in using popular media and conventions of cartooning such as humor, allusions and inter-textual devices to satirize the most pressing issues of their time.

The exhibit, Speaking in Images: Representations of the Philippines and Japan in Political Cartoons, will run at the Jorge B. Vargas Museum, University of the Philippines from May 18, 2007 to June 17, 2007.

For more details on Speaking in Images: Representations of the Philippines and Japan in Political Cartoons at the Vargas Museum, please call 928-1927, 981-8500 locals 4024 or email:
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Ulitan: Maiba Taya @ Ateneo

"Ulitan: Maiba Taya"
Ateneo de Manila University (Quezon City)
May 11-12, 2007

From the Ateneo’s only socially-oriented theater organization that brought the productions Bombita, Ang Sistema ni Propesor Tuko, Satirika and Sandaang Panaginip, comes yet another socio-political comedy to look forward to this summer.

Re-staging its 24th season hit Maiba... Taya, Entablado brings you Ulitan: Maiba Taya, featuring Marcelino Agana, Jr.’s New Yorker in Tondo and Jose Bernard Capino’s The Commonwealth of Virginia.

Kaisarian: Pagtatanghal ng Bayan. Kaisa. Isa. Kasarian. Sari. Under the direction of longtime theater advocate Mr. Richard de Guzman, Ulitan: Maiba Taya! opens the organization’ s 26th season, celebrating themes of nationalism, unity and diversity, and gender sensitivity. . New Yorker in Tondo (Marcelino Agana, Jr.) Situated within one of the most infamous parts of Metro Manila, New Yorker in Tondo depicts current issues such as nationalism and more importantly that of colonial mentality. Centering on the lives of four magkababata, New Yorker tells the story of how a former ricecake vendor named Kikay, after a year’s stay in the city of New York transformed her into a Francesca and how such change affected the lives of the people she left here in the Philippines . More importantly, as the play progresses, it tends to stress that wherever one may go, she (as with Kikay’s case) would always carry the mark of her hometown.
The Commonwealth of Virginia (Jose Bernard Capino):
The Commonwealth of Virginia portrays the human experience of a small Filipino gay community in Virginia . The play shows the controversial yet colorful dispute between Mother, the queen of this community, and her rebellious, adopted child Allan who imitated her traditional “Miss Saigon” costume, and stole her American boyfriend. Amidst the Halloween get-ups and messy quarrels that led to horrifying revelations, the group struggled to preserve, not only their hairdos and make-ups, but also their national unity and their federacion.

For more details on Ulitan: Maiba Taya @ Ateneo, please call Pat at 0920-9084103.

Ticket price is P150.

Ulitan: Maiba Taya @ Ateneo will be staged on May 11, 2007 at 6:00:PM and May 12, 2007 at
3:00:PM, 6:00:PM.
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Sa Ngalan Ng Anak @ UP Diliman

"Sa Ngalan Ng Anak"
Dulaang Unibersidad ng Pilipinas
University of the Philippines, Diliman
May 11, 12 and 13, 2007

Dulaang Unibersidad ng Pilipinas presents Arthur Miller's All My Sons, in Filipino translation (Sa Ngalan ng Anak) by Jerry Respeto to be directed by Amiel Leonardia.

The play, "Sa Ngalan Ng Anak," revolves around the life and fortunes of the Keller and Deever families. During the war Joe Keller and Herbert Deever ran a machine shop which made airplane parts. Deever was sent to prison because the firm turned out defective parts, causing the deaths of many men. Keller went free and made a lot of money.

The twin shadows of this catastrophe and the fact that the young Keller son was reported missing during the war dominate the action. The love affair of Chris Keller and Ann Deever, the bitterness of George Deever returned from the war to find his father in prison and his father's partner free, are all set in a structure of almost unbearable power. The climax showing the reaction of a son to his guilty father is fitting conclusion to a play electrifying in its intensity.

"Sa Ngalan Ng Anak" will be staged at Teatro Hermogenes Ylagan Theatre, University of the Philippines, Diliman.

For more details on Sa Ngalan Ng Anak @ UP Diliman, please call Luz de Luna at 0917-6206224, 926-1349, 981-8500 local 2449/ 2450.

Sa Ngalan Ng Anak @ UP Diliman will be staged on the following dates:

May 11, 2007

May 12, 2007
10:00 AM, 3:00:PM

May 13, 2007
10:00 AM, 3:00:PM
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Invenio @ SM MegaMall

Invenio @ SM MegaMall
SM MegaMall (Cinema 9)
May 26, 2007 - 7:30pm

This year’s 7th anniversary theatrical spectacle will be the biggest gathering of Koiné Scholars and celebrities ever! Palanca-Award winning writer and composer, Niel de Mesa’s Invenio.

The futuristic story revolves around the bleak fate of underprivileged children who were separated from their parents and resettled in Railroad-121. The local government have developed a comprehensive system to eradicate poverty by installing each citizen with a net-worth chip able to determine any individual’s liquid assets. Since, money is wire-transferred from person to person through mundane business transactions - in this economy driven country - anyone whose net-worth falls to zero will self-destruct. Seven combat-trained children, from the phalanx of poor kids detained in Railroad 121, will attempt to rescue their parents and elders who, they figured, will inevitably become test subjects of this new nerve chip.

The show, "Invenio," will feature showstoppers by Koiné Regular, Elite, and Mission Station scholars in Taguig, Tondo, West Triangle, and Bago Bantay (as well as the Koiné VFT Artists from the Koiné Nueva Ecija chapter). Guest celebrities like Aiza Seguerra, Karylle, and many more other celebrities are also set to join the performance.

"Invenio" will be held at SM MegaMall (Cinema 9) on May 26, 2007 - 7:30pm.

For inquiries and reservations on "Invenio"@ SM MegaMall, please call 433-7886 or 0917-9726514.
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Jevijoe Vitug - Perfect Circle Art Awards Exhibit @ CCP

JEVIJOE VITUG delved into mysticism from a cosmopolitan standpoint, and takes advantage of the Filipinos' belief in spiritualism and superstition. An art competition, the Perfect Circle Art Awards, was organized to determine who among the artists could draw the perfect circle. Artistic presences beyond worldly life were called upon to judge the entries. Jurors were internationally renowned Filipino artists who already passed on like Nena Saguil and Marciano Galang, who were channeled by Spirit Medium Specialist Madame Suzette Ongkiko. Twelve finalists were chosen by the deceased judges through the medium. The scores were based on the judges' choices and the accuracy of the circle drawn by the competitors. In the end, the artist with the highest score won the competition. The performance/ event was an interrogation of the effect of mass media in the public's day-to-day life, and the people's reaction, reflection and interpretation of stimuli, gallivanting between fiction, hoax, celebrity and reality. Remnants and paraphernalia of the Perfect Circle Art Awards - a piece preying on and playing off the spiritual sensibilities of spectators and participants - round off social contact on the cultural interstice.

Perfect Circle Art Awards is a project for TAMA'07 by Jevijoe Vitug presently on display at the Atrium, 4/F Cultural Center of the Philippines and will run until May 20, 2007.
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Boyet De Mesa - Stop The Killings Exhibit @ CCP

Being a cultural worker and political activist, BOYET DE MESA is well-versed on the language of the streets, participating in street theater, mass action, and gatherings bent on protesting government's conspiracy with the powers that be--the capitalists, imperialists and terrorists and their unquenchable thirst for power and blatant violation of human rights. De Mesa's actions bring him directly to the forefront of unrest and the demand for change, as he uses images directly accessible and easily understandable to the masses he serves, juxtaposing images of saints, political prisoners and politicians in his works. In Stop the Killings, his performance on the streets of Bangkal, Makati fronting the Blue Room Gallery, he dressed as a priest-in burlap vestments-with an image of Jesus Christ with the words PD 1017 written on its surface. The performance was in reference to extra-judiciary killings plaguing Philippine society, claiming the lives of media professionals and activists.

Stop the Killings is a project for TAMA'07 by Boyet De Mesa presently on display at the Atrium, 4/F Cultural Center of the Philippines and will run until May 20, 2007.
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Kaye O'Yek - Take Us We're Free Exhibit @ CCP

Take Us We're Free is an extension of KAYE O'YEK's performance held at the University of the Philippines Manila. In the performance, the artist created an installation of paper dolls in the Bulwagang Rizal area with the word FREE written on the colorful die-cut cardboard surfaces. She also distributed the objects to the audience, engaging them to examine for themselves the layered concepts involved in tearing the individual paper dolls from the rectangular cardboard forms, in effect setting them free from their die-cut existence, while playing on the words FREE as definition of an economic commodity and FREE as appeal / avowal of freedom from machinated construction. As such the paper dolls, which are commonly used as toys by lower-income Filipino children, are transformed into objects of interrogation through the combination of text and image, as well as a commentary on the proliferation of cheap, mass-produced, unlicensed products that utilize modified images of foreign dolls and characters as icons and items for consumption by young citizens of a third world country. O'Yek, an offspring of Filipino-Chinese merchant parents, has been familiar with this object, not only as a toy she played with and made in her youth, but as an item she herself sold in their sari-sari (small-scale general merchandise) store.

Take Us We're Free is a project for TAMA'07 by Kaye O'Yek presently on display at the Atrium, 4/F Cultural Center of the Philippines and will run until May 20, 2007.
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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Waiting For The Icon Photo Exhibit Extended

a photo exhibit by rhona lozano ramos

blacksoup project artspace gallery
cubao-x, marikina shoe expo
araneta center, cubao
quezon city

EXTENDED until may 31

gallery hours: 4 to 9 p.m. (tuesday to saturday)

a photo exhibit by rhona lozano ramos

The exhibition explores the concept of faith and image
representation. This strong belief can transpire even in the absence
of a solid representation of an image. This exhibition explores
how collective memory can create and empower an icon.

Using the concept of faith as a metaphor, the series of photographs
asserts the existence of a divine being not by directly
capturing multiple images of the icon that signifies it but by
capturing the people and the narratives that reify the presence of
the higher being.

What is realized during the pilgrimage? What is being anticipated?
Is there a destination?
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UP Film Institute holds screenings to welcome the new Iskolar ng Bayan

UP Film Institute holds screenings to welcome the new Iskolar ng Bayan

On the occasion of the advance freshmen registration for the country’s premier state university, the UP Film Institute welcomes the latest batch of Iskolar ng Bayan with two acclaimed and relevant films they may do well to ponder, namely, Nick Cassavetes’ “Alpha Dog” and “Kabul Express”—the Indian cinema gem from Kabir Khan in return engagement.

Here are details and descriptions pertinent to concerned screenings:
May 7 Tue 2 & 5 p.m.
May 8 Wed 2 & 7 p.m.
Alpha Dog
A Megavision Films Release
Inspired by true events. One crime, three days, 38 witnesses. How did a crime with so many witnesses go this far?
A kidnapped kid ends up enjoying an illicit summer fantasy of drinking, girls and risky behavior in a drama based on the life of suburban drug dealer Jesse James Hollywood—one of the youngest men ever to be on the FBI's most wanted list.
Official Selection—2006 Sundance Film Festival; Winner of Best Breakthrough Performance- Male for Ben Foster—2006 Young Hollywood Awards
Direction and Screenplay: Nick Cassavetes. Cast: Emile Hirsch, Justin Timberlake, Anton Yelchin, Dominique Swain, Bruce Willis, Sharon Stone, Ben Foster.
2006 117 minutes 35mm color
For mature viewing with pervasive drug use and language, strong violence, sexuality and nudity

Critics are raving:
"...a gritty, gut-wrenching and disturbing film."— USA Today

May 9 Wed 5 p.m.
May 10 Thu 2/5/7 p.m.
May 11 Fri 2/5/7 p.m.
Kabul Express
A Filipino-Indian Friendship and Cultural Society Presentation
Two Indian journalists travel to strife-torn Afghanistan in the aftermath of 9/11 out to scoop the world with a Taliban interview. As they cross path with an Afghan guide, a lady photographer from the United States and a Taliban militant who takes them all hostage, they find out that things wouldn’t quite work out as they hoped.
Official Selection—2006 Toronto IFF, Pusan IFF, London IFF, Dubai IFF
Direction and Screenplay: Kabir Khan. Cast: John Abraham, Linda Arsenio, Arshad Warsi, Salman Shahid, Hanif Hum Ghum
2006 106 minutes 35mm color

Critics are raving:
“Exemplary filmmaking…”—BBCi-Films

“…the first feature film to be shot extensively in Kabul after the official end of the Taliban's reign, and it demonstrates the director's love of the country and its people as well as an incredible sense of humor that both accurately portrays and caricatures all the various races involved.”—Eye for Film

To always get screening alerts, join UP Film Institute e-group: upfilminstitute@ yahoogroups. com

University of the Philippines Film Institute
(Member, CILECT/Internationa l Association of Film and Television Schools )
Plaridel Hall, Ylanan Road , UP Diliman, Quezon City
Tel: 9818500 (UP Trunkline) local 2669, 2670; 9206863 (Telefax)
Cine Adarna, Magsaysay and Osmena Avenues, UP Diliman, Quezon City
Tel: 9818500 (UP Trunkline) local 4286, 4289; 9262722 (Telefax)
upfi_workshops@ ph
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PHSA Dulaang Sipat Alumni Production

A Sipat Lawin Ensemble presentation as
part of the Philippine High School for
the Arts' 30th anniversary featuring
2002 Palanca award-winning plays in the
full length category.

Liza Magtoto's
AGNOIA (based on the short story
"Horoscope" by Eli Guieb III)


George de Jesus III's

May 11, 7:30 pm
May 12, 3pm, 7:30 pm
May 13, 3pm
Tanghalang Huseng Batute (CCP Studio

Tickets are sold at Php200 (regular) and
Php150 (student price)

To purchase, just text Abs- 09156284277
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Ultra-Fried, is a durational sound art installation collaborative project which begun in October 2006. The durational sound collaboration was sourced from four positions of the globe with fellow artist-volunteers (Htein Lin - London , Lynn Lu - Tokyo, Bruno Mercet - France) who exposed ordinary, unlabeled and transparent audio cassette tapes, sealed in glass jars, to the sunlight for months. The sun's rays, depending on their intensity, distorted the sensitive cassette tapes, creating unique impressions on the medium. These tapes were then put together to create one loop, with the audience invited to listen to the sound at the CCP exhibition through the intimacy of headphones. The idea of this installation is to capture the noiseless ultra-violet sunlight into sound and represent its effects and the seemingly inevitable damage done to our depleting ozone layer on a global scale, with the use of an on-the-brink- of-disappearance -and-almost- phased-out cassette tape, crude gadget compared to today's high-tech, store-everything DVDs, SDs and memory cards, portraying the urgency of the cause.

This project aims to target that environmentalist' s heart in all of us. To become more concerned, to be more aware in everything that we do. For this is a small planet that neither expands nor capable of stretching its lifespan, because our system depends on that nearest light source.

Ultra-Fried is a project for TAMA'07 by Mannet Villariba presently on display at the Atrium, 4/F Cultural Center of the Philippines and will run until May 20, 2007.
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Ling-Ling-O to Okir: Public Interstice

ARNEL RAMISCAL's performance in the 3rd Tupada Action and Media Art International Action Art event in Lingayen, Pangasinan, Ling-ling-o to Okir, used a well-loved sport close to the masses' heart, basketball, as a means of engagement with the audience. Basketball courts are constructed even in the smallest barangays in the Philippines, providing political mileage and a lucrative source of business, as they are generally unchecked channels of public funds for local government officials. Members of Ramiscal's audience, mostly children, were invited to shoot the ball into the basket, and in return, the artist rewarded them with candies. Those who managed to get the ball in the basket were given bead bracelets handcrafted by Ramiscal, who is also an ethnic jewelry designer and manufacturer who derives inspiration from indigenous designs and body painting patterns to retain the lost heritage of tribal ancestors. His work not only relates the immersion of the Western sport into the lives of the locals, but also reminds them of their indigenous identity. It also investigates the game of chance that led to a tragic stampede early last year.

Ling-ling-o to Okir is a project for TAMA'07 by Arnel Ramiscal presently on display at the Atrium, 4/F Cultural Center of the Philippines and will run until May 20, 2007.
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Monday, May 07, 2007

1st Extreme Digital Explosion 2007

The 1st Extreme Digital Explosion 07

IDN Club Philippines & HP Invent presents
The 1st Extreme Digital Explosion 07
The Clash of the Digital Titans

Open to all Digital Artists & Photographers

Theme: Create, Innovate, Invent

Category Hard:
Artworks or Graphic Arts that take advantage of editing software like
Adobe Photoshop - editing features including, but not limited to,
special effects, compositions, montages, etc., with or without the
aid of additional software.

Category Soft
Photography, enhanced in editing software like Adobe Photoshop by way
of cropping, color correction or other enhancements as necessary to
improve its composition or general appearance.

The 1st Extreme Digital Explosion 07

1. Each participant is allowed to submit a maximum of three entries
per category.
2. All entries should be the designer's original interpretation of
the contest theme and not lifted from other sources. IdN Club
Philippines will not be held liable for any copyright infringement
committed by the participant.
3. Each entry should be an artwork not previously published or
entered into any other competition.
4. Active members of IdN Club Philippines, its affiliates and
subsidiary companies or their immediate family and/or those living in
the same household are not eligible to join the contest.
5. Participants give IdN club Philippines the right to reproduce
their artwork for the website & other materials for purpose of
promoting the contest & the Club. Once submitted, entries will not be
returned, while winning entries will be considered properties of IdN
Club philippines.

The 1st Extreme Digital Explosion 07
1. Contestants should enclose a personal data sheet containing the
following information: full name, address, company/ school,
telephone, cellphone, email, website, theme.title of entry.
2. Entries should be printed & saved in A4 size x 300dpi jpeg burned
into CD.
3. On a separate word file provide a brief description of the
artwork - the concept behind it and the technique used - together
with a curriculum vitae and 2x2 photo of the artwork's creator.
4. Enclose each entry, CD, Personal Data Sheet in one short brown
envelope with data sheet copy pasted outside.
5. Deadline for submission of entries is 5PM on May 24, 2007. Submit
your entries at Philippine Center for Creative Imaging 2247 2/F Kodak
Bldg., Don Chino Roces Ave., Makati City.

The 1st Extreme Digital Explosion 07

1. The judges will choose finalists from among the entries. The
finalists' works will be exhibited at the Design Gallery of Graphic
Expo 2007 on June 6-9, 2007 at the Philippine Trade & Training
Center, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, Philippines where the
announcement of winners will took place in the opening of the Graphic
Expo on June 6, 2007.
2. Winners will be notified as soon as judging is completed.
Announcements will be made through our media partners including radio
and television stations and broadsheets.
3. The decision of the panel of judges is final.

The 1st Extreme Digital Explosion 07

First Prize: HP Color Laserjet 1600 + Trophy + Php 5,000.00
Secnd Prize: PCCI Gift Certificate + Trophy + Php 3,000.00
Third Prize: Trophy + Php 2,000.00

First Prize: HP Color Laserjet 1600 + Trophy + Php 5,000.00
Secnd Prize: PCCI Gift Certificate + Trophy + Php 3,000.00
Third Prize: Trophy + Php 2,000.00

All winners will receive FREE IdN Club Philippines Membership good
for 1 year.

Sponsored by:
Graphic Expo, PCCI, i-Mag Photography Magazine, Ynzal Marketing &
Creativity Lounge

For questions & clarifications on The 1st Extreme Digital Explosion 07, email :
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Cinemanila 2007 Digital Lokal Competition Call For Entries


Entries to the Digital Lokal Competition of 9th Cinemanila
International Film Festival are now being accepted. The deadline for
submission is June 24, 2007 .

The Cinemanila 2007 Digital Lokal Competition
is open to all Filipino filmmakers with digital full-
feature films (DV / HD / 24P / HDV) in Filipino, or any regional
language/dialect with English subtitles. To be eligible for
participation, films must be produced after January 2007 and should
not have been exhibited commercially, locally or internationally or
in prior local festivals. Entries must be 80 minutes (minimum) to
130 minutes (maximum) in length including credits.

The Entry Selection Committee of the Cinemanila 2007 Digital Lokal Competition
will choose ten (10) local digital films from among the
qualified entries, to participate in the Digital Lokal Competition.

The 9th Cinemanila International Film Festival, organized by the
Independent Cinema Association of the Philippines (ICAP) and MovPix
International will be held on August 8 to 19 in selected theaters
all over Metro Manila Philippines .

Aside from parallel competitions for full-length, short and
documentary films, there will also be distinct exhibitions,
tributes, marathon showings, conferences and other special events.
Seminars and workshops will also be held during the festival and
will cover subjects and issues on independent filmmaking. Directors,
producers, critics and actors throughout Asia , Europe and North
America will be invited to attend the film event.

For entry forms and further details, please visit the Cinemanila
website at or email us at
cinemanila@gmail. com, or

You can also contact the Cinemanila Secretariat

41 Begonia St. Tahanan Village
Parañaque City 1700, Metro Manila , Philippines
Telefax : +632 770 4015
Phone : +632 842 9672
Website :
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2007 Cinemalaya Short Films Top 10 Revealed

forwarded by Cinemalaya

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April 25, 2007

1."Doble Vista" by Bynisha Alicer
2."Durog" by Tara Illenberger
3."Gabon" by Emman dela Cruz
4."Liwanag sa Dilim" by Lawrwnce Fajardo
5. "Maikling Kwento" by Hubert Tibi
6. "Misteryo ng Hapis" by Mark dela Cruz
7. "Nine Ball" Enrico Aragon
8. "Rolyo" by Alvin Yapan
9. "Tagapagligtas" by Ma. Solita Garcia
10. "Toni" by Vic Acedillo Jr.

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All filmmakers and film enthusiasts

The Cinemalaya Foundation is a non-stock, not-for-profit,
non-government foundation, committed to the development and promotion
of Philippine Independent film.

The Cinemalaya Foundation was established for the following purposes:
to help develop and support the production of cinematic works of
Filipino independent filmmakers that boldly articulate and freely
interpret the Filipino experience with fresh insight and artistic
integrity; to discover, encourage, support, train and recognize gifted
Filipino independent filmmakers; to promote Filipino independent films
locally and internationally; and to establish a network for exchange,
communication, and cooperation among members of the independent film

The core project of the Cinemalaya is the annual Cinemalaya
Independent Film Festival and Competition which provide financial
grants for the production of, at most, 10 full-length feature films
which will then compete for the Best Full-length Film award. The
Cinemalaya competition also recognizes the work of short filmmakers.
The Cinemalaya Independent Film Congress is an important component of
the Festival, providing a venue for interaction and dialogue between
alternative filmmakers and those in the mainstream.

The Cinemalaya Foundation also aims to support other projects such as
national outreach, seminars and workshops on production, marketing and
distribution of independent films. It hopes to strengthen the presence
of Filipino independent films in foreign festivals and competitions,
encouraging Filipino filmmakers to enter and be part of the
international film circuit.
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2007 Ateneo Art Awards: Nominations Now Open


Nominations are now open for the 2007 Ateneo Art Awards, presented by the Ateneo Art Gallery, the country's premier museum of modern Philippine art, along with Metro Society, Y Style, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Land and Smart Communications in keeping with the spirit of bringing art into the national consciousness.

Established in 2004 to honor the memory of the Gallery’s founding benefactor Fernando Zobel de Ayala (1924-1984), Gina Fairley of Art Monthly Australia calls the Ateneo Art Awards “the most prestigious prize…for an emerging artist of the Philippines.”

The 2007 Ateneo Art Awards are bestowed upon three Filipino visual artists, 35 years of age or under, who have made an outstanding and significant contribution to the definition and development of modern and contemporary art based upon a solo or group exhibition in any public venue held between 2 May 2006 and 1 May 2007. In keeping with the Ateneo’s intent to maintain institutional and professional collegiality, works by artists appearing in exhibitions conceptualized or curated by museum staff within their own premises will not be considered.

Nominations to the 2007 Ateneo Art Awards will be taken from past and present members of the Ateneo Art Awards jury, public gallery directors (commercial and non-commercial) , professional visual artists and art educators residing in the Philippines. The nominated visual artist must be a Philippine citizen, aged 35 years old or below on or before 31 May 2007. Visual artists working or residing overseas are qualified provided that they possess Philippine citizenship. The visual artist must have had a solo or group exhibition in the twelve months preceding 1 May 2007 where the artworks submitted for consideration appeared. All nomination forms must be accompanied by visual documentation in either of the following formats: .jpeg, .tiff, .wmv, .mov or 5R photographs.

The deadline for submission of nomination forms to the 2007 Ateneo Art Awards is on 31 May 2007 at 5.00 pm. The jury of the 2007 Ateneo Art Awards will deliberate on the entries on 6 June 2007 after which a shortlist of 12 artists will be announced in the national press. A second deliberation will be held on Wednesday, 20 June 2007, to determine the recipients of the Awards.

The 2007 Ateneo Art Awards Jury is composed of Ramon E.S. Lerma, Director and Chief Curator, Ateneo Art Gallery; Fr. Rene Javellana, S.J., Director, Ateneo Fine Arts Program; Vince Alessi, Managing Curator, La Trobe University Art Museum, Victoria, Australia; Norman Crisologo, Art collector; Eloisa Hernandez, Assistant Professor, Department of Art Studies, University of the Philippines- Diliman; Fatima Lasay, Independent curator and visual artist; Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez, Curatorial Consultant, Lopez Memorial Museum; Marian Pastor Roces, Member, Ateneo Art Gallery Acquisition Board, independent curator and art critic; Cesare Syjuco, Visual artist, art critic and poet; and Dr. Eugene Tan, Director, Institute of Contemporary Art, Singapore and Co-curator, 2006 Singapore Biennale.

The 2007 Ateneo Art Awards will be conferred at a formal ceremony on 8 August 2007, following an exhibition of the short-listed artworks from 2-7 August 2007 at the Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Center, Makati City, titled 2007 Ateneo Art Awards: Global/Vernacular.

Global/Vernacular is recognition and credence, acknowledging Philippine art has its own nuances yet believing it moves beyond local context to reverberate cross-culturally. It also calls attention to the expansion of the Ateneo Art Gallery Studio Residency Grant, the only program of its kind organized by a Philippine cultural institution. 2007 marks the third year of the Ateneo Art Gallery Studio Residency Grant in Australia, to be held for the first time in La Trobe University in Bendigo, as well as the introduction of the Ateneo Art Gallery Studio Residency Grant in Singapore with Artesan Gallery. Each residency provides one of the three Ateneo Art Awardees with roundtrip airfare, accommodation and a work studio for three weeks, an allowance, as well as an invitation to exhibit at their respective host venues.

Nomination forms of the 2007 Ateneo Art Awards have been sent to museums, art galleries and universities with studio-based fine arts programs. Professional visual artists and those who have not yet received their nomination forms may download it from the Ateneo Art Gallery website

For further inquiries on the Ateneo Art Awards, please contact Clarissa Chikiamco, 2007 Ateneo Art Awards Project Coordinator, at 426-6488 or at
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Saturday, May 05, 2007

Carlos Rocha's Painting Shakespeare @ Ayala Museum

Carlos Rocha's Painting Shakespeare @ Ayala Museum
"Painting Shakespeare"
by Carlos Rocha
Ayala Museum
April 11, 2007 to May 11, 2007
9:00am to 6:00pm

An exhibition of artworks by Carlos Rocha. Carlos Rocha's "Painting Shakespeare" features paintings inspired by the plays of William Shakespeare, as well as other recent works by the artist.

Being fascinated with the bard’s literary genius, Carlos Rocha has painted his own impressions of scenes and themes from the plays. Sometimes working in symbols, taking the scenes out of their settings and into a different time and place, or depicting the scene as Shakespeare had written it, Carlos Rocha presents the paintings in his distinct style without altering the playwright’s intentions or purposes.

Some plays translated by Carlos Rocha in canvas include Measure for Measure, The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello, and Love’s Labour’s Lost, among others.

The exhibition of this limited series also accompanies an exhibition of Carlos’ recent works of his usual subjects of landscapes, table settings, sea/shore scenes, etc.

Carlos’ paintings are known for their combination of pleasurable subjects and intensified color to convey an unwavering celebration of life as the central characteristic. Bold hues and strokes make uplifting emotion tangible in his striking artworks.

Born in February, 1950, Carlos Rocha grew up in a largely artistic environment; his father, the modernist architect Julio Victor Rocha, Julio’s friends, National Artists Vicente Manansala and Victorio Edades, and Julio’s one-time draftsman Onib Olmedo, who later became an artist of distinction, strongly influenced the young Carlos in their fervently modernist inclinations. Carlos’ paintings have now evolved into works of art in a decidedly Fauvist style. He is also a sculptor, and his sculptures are equally expressive, exhibiting graceful tension and movement.

Carlos Rocha's Painting Shakespeare is currently on view at the Ayala Museum.

For more details on Carlos Rocha's Painting Shakespeare @ Ayala Museum, please call Kathryn Cardenas at 757-7117 to 21 local 31.

Carlos Rocha's Painting Shakespeare @ Ayala Museum runs from April 11, 2007 to May 11, 2007 - 9:00am to 6:00pm.
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CINEMANILA 2007 Call for Submissions to the 4th Boracay Co-Production Meeting

CINEMANILA 2007 Call for Submissions to the 4th Boracay Co-Production

The 4th Boracay Co-Production Meeting in cooperation with the Hubert
Bals Fund,Film Development Council of the Philippines & the
Cinemanila International Film Festival

August 17, 18 and 19, 2007 - Boracay Island, Philippines


The 4th Boracay Co-Production Meeting is open to all filmmakers from
South and East Asia. The main criteria for selection are the quality
and feasibility of the film project and the demonstrable talent and
ability of the filmmakers.

The 4th Boracay International Co-Production Meeting is open to film
projects that are:
a. being produced by filmmakers from South and East Asia
b. feature length only; all genres including animation, are accepted
c. at all stages of production. This meeting will award the two (2)
winning film project the sum of approximately $10,000 each but it
will not finance a whole film production
d. Potentially viable for international and regional market
e. Fully planned with the director, producer and writer attached.
f. Projects can be in the pre-production, production or post-
production stage. However, we shall only consider projects that are
recent and must be a project that has not been shopped around for
more than two years.


Cash prize of approximately $10,000 each will be awarded by the
Hubert Bals Fund and Goteborg Film Festival Fund to two projects


Entries to the BORACAY Co-Prod Meeting must provide the following

a. synopsis in English

b. script in English

c. director's statement

d. production, shooting schedule

e. budget and financial plan

f. director's biography/filmograp hy

g. producer's biography/filmograp hy

h. CD containing the electronic version of the files

Download BORACAY application form at :

Click the Files link on the left navigation column.
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Art Exhibit Updates This May

updates this May

an ART exhibition
featuring the works of...

Ian Del Expiritu Santo
Edward Ross Masilang
Francis Pacheco

on MAY 4, 2007
F.ART (Fashion+Art) GALLERY
located at k-D corner k-1st

opening will be at 6PM

Pasapsa. Kitakits!

"I of Dissappointment"

Featuring the works of...

Andres Barrioquinto
Lawrence Borsoto
Ivan Roxas
CJ Tañedo

Blanc Art Space
2E Crown Tower 107 H.V. De la costa St.
Salcedo Village, Makati City


Featuring 86 Artists and their works
that occupies the idea of 2x2x2ft.

2nd and 3rd floor hallway
The Cultural Center of the Philippines

Exhibit runs till May 27th

a photo exhibit by rhona lozano ramos

blacksoup project artspace
cubao-x, marikina shoe expo
gen. romulo ave., araneta center
quezon city

gallery hours: 4 to 9 p.m. (tuesday to
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Flores de Mayo - Solo Exhibit by Irma Lacorte

a Solo Exhibit

Opens May 5, 2007 @ 4pm with a Poetry Reading
Runs till May 24, 2007

Gourmet Cafe
Silang, Cavite
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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Call For Entries: 9th Cinemanila International Film Festival


Entries to the 9th edition of Cinemanila International Film
Festival are now being accepted. The deadline for submission is June
24, 2007 .

The 9th Cinemanila International Film Festival competition
is open to all filmmakers with full- feature/short/ docu films
(DV / HD / 24P / HDV,35mm) with English
subtitles. To be eligible for participation, films must be produced
after January 2006 and should not have been exhibited commercially,
locally or internationally or in prior local festivals. Entries must
be 80 minutes (minimum) to 130 minutes (maximum) in length (for full
feature and docu) and 1 minute(minimum) to 59 minutes(maximum) (for
short films and docus) including credits.

The Entry Selection Committee of the 9th Cinemanila International Film Festival
will choose ten (10) films from among the qualified entries, to participate in the Main Competition (international) . A number of films will also be chosen to
participate in the short film and documentary competition and
exhibition and Digital Lokal competition. Please take note that all
accepted short films will shoulder the fee for the application of
MTRCB permit.

The 9th Cinemanila International Film Festival, organized by the
Independent Cinema Association of the Philippines (ICAP) and MovPix
International will be held on August 8 to 19 in selected theaters
all over Metro Manila Philippines .

Aside from parallel competitions for full-length, short and
documentary films in the 9th Cinemanila International Film Festival,
there will also be distinct exhibitions,
tributes, marathon showings, conferences and other special events.
Seminars and workshops will also be held during the festival and
will cover subjects and issues on independent filmmaking. Directors,
producers, critics and actors throughout Asia , Europe and North
America will be invited to attend the film event.

For entry forms and further details, please visit the Cinemanila e-
group at . Please click the File link on the left navigation column of the e-group.

The entry forms will be available on the website ( ) later this month. You can email us at

For more information on the 9th Cinemanila International Film Festival, you can also contact the following:

The Secretariat
41 Begonia St. Tahanan Village
Parañaque City 1700, Metro Manila , Philippines
Telefax : +632 770 4015
Phone : +632 846 9672
E-mail :
Website :
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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

UPFI Calendar of Multimedia Workshop Schedule 2007


1.) WRITING ABOUT FILMS Film Theory and Criticism: Facilitator; Mr.
Patrick Campos

Date May 14,16,18,21, 23,25 (MWF)

Time; 1:00-5:00, Venue: Videotheque

Fee: P5,000. (inclusive of light snacks, handouts, use of equipment,
UPFI workshop kits, and certificates. )

*Participants who register in Writing About Film I and II can avail of a
20% discount.

Writing About Film Theory and Criticism is a workshop that seeks to
introduce participants to key classical and contemporary film theories
and to prepare them to write informed and scholarly film criticism. Its
aim is to survey philosophies of aesthetics as they can be related to
film (e.g., Greco-Roman, Hebrew, Asian); early theories that sought to
define the essence of film as art form (e.g., theories by Eisenstein,
Arnheim, Bazin); and contemporary theories that deal with film as
cultural-political- economic apparatus (e.g., structuralism,
deconstructionism, postcolonialism) .

2.) BASIC SCRIPTWRITING: Facilitator; Libay Cantor

Dates; May 5, 12, 19, 26, & June 2 (Sat)

Time; 1 - 6pm. Venue CMC 107 A or Cine Adarna Conference Room 2nd

Fee: P6,000 (inclusive of light snacks, handouts, printing /
photocopying services for writing exercises, UPFI workshop kits, and certificates) .

Basic Scriptwriting: Visualizing from Scratch is a workshop intended for
the absolute beginner, who has no background whatsoever in film,
writing, media or the arts, but who wants to discover the possibilities
of scriptwriting. It introduces participants to the "real basics" of
writing for film, from the "translation" of written abstract concepts
into visual-moving images (and vice versa – translation of perceived
cinematic images into the written word), to a hands-on discovery of the
essential concepts and components of a script that works.

3.) Intermediate Scriptwriting ( 5 days / 25 hours) Facilitator:
Libay Linsangan Cantor

Dates : May 15, 17, 20, 22, 24,27 (Tue, Thurs, Sun)
Time : 1 - 6pm
Fee: P6,000, inclusive of light snacks, handouts, printing /
photocopying services for writing exercises, and certificate.

Intermediate Scriptwriting is a workshop that focuses on creating and
improving storytelling designs. Whether the material is intended for a
short film or a feature-length film, it is crucial that a storyline's
design is developed properly, considering the nature of the visual
medium. The workshop focuses on three major aspects of screenplay
development: plot design, character design, and story structure. It aims
to help the participants to determine what will work and will not work
in a screenplay.

4.) BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY: Facilitator; Vivian Limpin

Date; May 5, 12, 19, 26, & June 2 (Sat)

Time; 10:00 am to 6 pm

Fee: P6,000 (inclusive of light snacks, handouts, use of equipment, UPFI
workshop kits, and certificates. )

Black & White Photography is a workshop that introduces students to the
basics of photography. Its aim is to give participants a background on
the principles and aesthetics of photography, including camera control,
framing & composition, developing & darkroom printing, and more. B&W
photography is foundational to the technical and creative aspects of
filmmaking and other visual media

5.) ART AND ANIMATION: Facilitator; Roxlee and Pinoy Animagination

Dates; May 7-19 (Mon to Sat)

Time; 10:00 am to 6 pm. Venue: CMC A 107-B or Videoteque, (TBC)

Fee: P12,000. (inclusive of light snacks, handouts, use of equipment,
UPFI workshop kits, and certificates. )

Art & Animation is a workshop that equips the participants' eyes,
hands, and imaginations, like no other animation workshop in town can
do. It aims to hone students' skills to create animated works using
materials that range from everyday things to new technologies. In this
workshop, participants are introduced to various media and techniques of
animation, such as flipbook, thumbnail & storyboards; cut-outs, collage
& silhouette; found object assemblage & clay; paint-on-glass & colored
sand; and others.

6.) DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION: Facilitator ; Milo Paz

Dates; May 15-19 & 21 (Tue to Sat, Mon )

Time; 9:00-5:00 pm. Venue: Videotheque

Fee: P8,000. (inclusive of light snacks, handouts, use of equipment,
UPFI workshop kits, and certificates. )

Documentary Filmmaking is a workshop that introduces the participants to
the history, sub-genres (e.g., cinema verité, ethnographic
documentary, travelogue, docu-drama, mockumentary, etc.), techniques,
and aesthetics of the documentary. It equips the participants with
skills in using video and sound equipment, in the context of documentary
filmmaking individually or with a crew.


Dates; May 19,20,26 (Sat,Sun,Sat. )

Time; 1:00- 6:00 pm Venue: Videotheque

Fee: P4,750. (inclusive of light snacks, handouts, use of equipment,
UPFI workshop kits, and certificates. )

Indie Film Production Management workshop examines the role of the
production manager in an independent film production. It emphasizes both
theoretical and practical matters involved in a production's logistical
management, including script breakdown and analysis, scheduling
workflow, budgeting, and acquisition of personnel and facilities.
Exercises lead to a hands-on understanding of the actual producing and
managing of a digital movie.


Facilitator; Carol Bello

Dates; May 21- 26 (Mon to Sat)

Time; 10:00 am to 6 pm. Venue: CMC A-107 B

Fee: 7, 000 (inclusive of light snacks, handouts, use of equipment, UPFI
workshop kits, and certificates. )

Sound & Music Design for Film: Indigenous Filipino Music & World Chants
is a workshop for those who are interested in exploring
sound-emotionscapes for film, including directing and/or creating music
scores, inspired by traditional Filipino music and melodic chants from
various parts of the globe. Participants go through the basics of
hands-on film sound recording & sound manipulation, and, at the same
time, learn Filipino melodic & rhythmic patterns, played on indigenous
and modern instruments. If you are a musician, a music lover or film
music enthusiast, this workshop is for you.


Dates; May 21 – 26 (Mon to Sat)

Time; 10am to 6pm. Venue: CMC Basement

Fee: 12,000. (inclusive of light snacks, handouts, use of equipment,
UPFI workshop kits, and certificates)

Basic Digital Cinematography is a workshop that introduces the
participants to the tools, equipment, and technical work of the
cinematographer (and the gaffer), in the context of digital filmmaking.
Participants and are introduced to the art & technique of lighting for
video (e.g., manipulating the quality & quantity of light; deciding on
light sources; learning color temperatures; making decisions on lighting
motivations; mounting the 3-point lighting system) and using the digital
camera (e.g., maximizing the stationary and the mobile frames; making
decisions on composition) .

10.) ADVANCED DIGITAL CINEMATOGRAPHY: Facilitator: Louie Quirino

Dates; May 28-June 2

Time; 10am to 6pm. Venue: CMC Basement

Fee: 15,000. (inclusive of light snacks, handouts, use of equipment,
UPFI workshop kits, and certificates)

Advanced Digital Cinematography is a workshop for the participants who
have tried their hands on the basics of DV cinematography, but would
like to further hone their technical skills and better understand camera
technologies and functions (e.g., identifying various formats;
understanding the Vectorscope & Waveform Monitor; learning and using the
zone system, zebra, and marker functions; creating tones; manipulating
light in relation to the camera). The workshop also introduces the
participants to color correction and the other post-production work of
the cinematographer.

University of the Philippines Film Institute
Cine Adarna, Magsaysay and Osmeña Avenues, UP Diliman, QC

For workshop queries:


Call: 9263640/9262722 (Telefax)

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