I cease to eloquently express what transpired on this night so I’ll just let these photos be the better testament to it. And oh… the music…. ’tis a great or near impossible task to put into words something as abstract and sensorial.
First off was Cardboard Paradise, the solo musical project of Catalina Africa who sometimes pair up with Jeona Zoleta for Jol3na.
Next up was 2500 Cicadas aka Manny Migrino, who repatriated from NY
extra bands that night (hehe)
in between sets : beer and pizza and cigarettes and chatting up and plotting for next projects
Sleepyheads/Sleepyazz lead : eating pizza without a cause
Electric Djinn aka Jen Berklich from NY
Jayvee’s weapons of mass distraction, definitely more whiplash than whiplash
Sleepyheads jazz version Sleepyazz, with New Wave undertones still
Rico and Erick
the ever spirited performance of Jayvee
More wreck and roll with an open jam with the audience
This Selecter FM session was recorded and will be available soon for streaming. Watch out for our announcement for such.
Post Gallery is bringing back Selecter FM sessions this March 25 Wednesday at 5PM with chosen Selecters who are visual artists whose practice extends into making music.
Headlined by 2500 Cicadas, the new musical project by Manny Migrino who repatriated to Manila from New York, with :
Cardboard Paradise, the solo musical project of Catalina Africa, Electric Djinn, the solo musical project of NY-based artist Jen Berklich, and Sleepyazz.
Selecter FM Sessions is a monthly event organized and hosted by Post Gallery enjoining artists, designers, film makers, hobbyists, hangers-on, etc. where they will spin, dj, or program a selection of music, or films, or videos downloaded from youtube, vimeo, or vine, or even a “curated” videoke playlist for an afternoon of casual listening, viewing and exchange of ideas. Previous Selecter FM sessions had been held with Kaloy Olavides, Lourd De Veyra, Albert Sy, Apol Sta. Maria, Mariano Ching, and Yason Banal.
The piece-de-resistance of Auggie’s show – his work-in-progress vintage bike, delivered from Bulacan.
This is not Ed Hardy
The exhibit opening coincided with the album launch of Assembly Generals, thus, the prepping pictured here.
Some of Auggie’s students from Asia Pacific College duly present for support 🙂
More loving support from the fam 🙂
and with new found friends – a Hip Hop dance crew who’s here in Manila for a fundraiser to be held in QC Memorial Circle on March 20. More info on their website here .Such an awesomely nice bunch of people 🙂
Other well-wishers :
And on to the gig :
Ang Tunay na Camo band (as suggested by their matching shirts)
A rap duo
Beng Calma-Alcazaren of Drip doing guest vocals for Assembly Generals
The gallery turned into a bar for just one night.
Cocktails were provided by Donosti
while Jeona Zoleta played toxic mermaid in a pool filled with cava bottles and popcorn
In a night so clear illumined by “stars” drinking until the bottom of the glass clears out for sunrise
Chispita will be on view until April 4 (drinking is optional or it’s BYOC on your visit to see the show )
The show Chispita, which means sparkle and tipsy in Spanish, is a celebration of life and revelry for Valeria Cavestany, whose equally vivacious paintings and works always bespeak of a bon vivant’s relentless pursuit and passion for life, living to the fullest, drinking til the cup runneth over.
In this regard, she’ll be transforming the gallery premises into a makeshift bar cum salon, the exhibit title lit up brightly in incandescent bulbs as a bar sign by the gallery’s windows and a pool filled up with champagne will be provided for the exhibit goers for the opening night. Her paintings meanwhile, framed in foam that approximate the cascading foam of a just opened champagne bottle, depict anecdotal scenarios of drinking – the rituals and customs associated with it and the wild meandering imagination of anyone who has been taken possession of too spirited libation or on the very elixir of life.
Valeria traverses Manila and Spain for inspiration for her works. Born to a Catalan father and a Filipino mother in Barcelona, Valeria began to examine the other culture of which her genealogy belongs to. Eventually, she decided Manila to be her home but returns to Barcelona now and then to continue an artistic career that was also established and followed by the European community as much as it is by the Asian region. She plots out connections between cultures, searches for and translates beauty and transcendental ecstacy. Working with different medium – watercolor, sculpture, paint, multimedia – supports her life-premise of inquiry, and her reference to Friedrich Schiller’s view on aesthetics having the unsettling power of surprise and transformation.
Her works have been shown extensively from 1987 to presently in Manila galleries such as Finale Art File, Ayala Museum, Manila Contemporary and Galeria Duemila. In Spain, she exhibited in Supermercado del Arte (La Coruna, Barcelona and Madrid) and Casa Asia. Other participation include Ainscough Gallery in London, Museo de la Acuarela in Mexico, the 2005 Flag Festival in Eppingen and Ilayda sanat galerisi in Istanbul. She was also part of the travelling exhibitions Bastards of Misrepresentation in New York in 2012 and Manila Vice in Sete, France in 2013.