Pablo X Part 2 Opening on August 15 double with Selecter FM Session : Modified Signals

IMG_0823Now on the halfway mark of this 2-month stretch of celebrating Pablo’s 10 Year anniversary with a video art show curated by Shireen Seno and Merv Espina called Instructions. and a special Selecter FM set curated by Caliph8.

A week-long all-nighter of preparations for a show that will run for only a week.

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and it opens with a bang and some shots of lambanog

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One of the works is an interactive piece by Poklong Anading where he enjoins participants to submit their 15-second video explaining their unrealized project and uploading it on the Instagram page of #AVoidWork

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shirts were also sold with a QR code that one can scan and direct them to the Instagram page of the project. The shirts are produced and distributed by Limitado shirts.

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another interactive piece by Mannet Villariba riffing on Tad Ermitanio’s Hulikotekan work. Viewers can make their own music by producing sounds from objects on the table. A computer program records and manipulates the produced video and audio from such.

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Excerpts from the video piece by Ivan and Pauline Despi where they have deconstructed the process by which they have made their collaborative video piece Babel.  Audio is from Ivan’s instructions for the performers of the video.

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and for the soundtrack of the night – Modified Signals

First to perform were Richard Tuason  and Roger Lopez who was joined later on by Caliph8.

Richard Tuason’s prepared guitar.

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more photos on Post FB page

Pablo X Part 2 : Instructions (On and About Video Art)

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The 2nd leg in the series of Pablo Galleries’ 10th Anniversary show will showcase video works by Poklong Anading, Martha Atienza, Lena Cobangbang, Ivan & Pauline Despi, Kaloy Olavides, Tad Ermitanio with Mannet Villariba. Curated by Shireen Seno and Merv Espina, the exhibit, entitled Instructions, retakes the 2-part process of video work : the production and conceptualization of the work, and the installation of the work in a given space,” inviting artists to  revisit their past video or time-based media works and break them down to a score or set of instructions—distilling old work into a set of instructions from which to generate something new. ”

Quoting further from their curatorial statement :

“In the context of PABLO’s video exhibition on the occasion of their 10th anniversary,  the artists can choose to present their actual processes and investigations, or work them in as they then re-install, re-imagine or re-work their pieces into a given space—this time with a heightened awareness of the limitations of space, time, technology, finances and other logistical constraints—based on the original incarnation or idea of their works and the act of breaking them down.

We liken this process to a performance. Such as in music or dance, an element of indeterminacy is central to the idea of a work being performed. But indeterminacy is not present in the playback of media. It’s present in the act of installing an installation.

In the process of participating in this exhibition, the artists assess their ideas and intentions of creation, and explore alternative ways of understanding authenticity, change and loss in ways that might help guide the conservation of their works of art. ”

“Many of the works in question only exist as memories, rumors, and text on forgotten catalogs and manuscripts, even those as recent as 5 years ago. Perhaps the moving image can in fact bear witness to the instability/precarity of our times, challenging the very structures and dynamics that constitute these works with its audience, whose various acts of witnessing, participation and remembrance is key—and for some works, could now only be its only form of existence.”

Shireen Seno and Merv Espina continue to work on the Kalampag Tracking Agency, an ongoing initiative and screening program exploring alternative notions/visions in moving image practice from the Philippines.

This will open on August 15 and will run until August 22, 2015.  The opening night will be highlighted by a special Selecter FM Session, curated by Caliph8 with performances by Pow Martinez & Kaloy Olavides (with Pastilan Dong), Malek Lopez & Moon Fear Moon, Roger Lopez & Richard Tuason.

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Pablo X Kick Off Anniversary Show opening (Pablo X Part 1)

 

 

 

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10 Years is 10 years of seeing neighboring shops come and go here at Cubao X, surrounding structures being demolished and replaced with new ones, a procession of fashion and music trends in constant retro procession, and the denizens and hangers-on of this quaint cul-de-sac at the heart of Cubao shopping center getting older and younger, and former party-addicts becoming doting parents to pets and babies.  But as art is forever, those 10 years for Pablo will just be a marker for another chapter, another decade of more challenging and more lustrous art years ahead. So cheers to this night, and to the coming exhibits. There’s still three more to go until September.

This first leg, titled Into One Category or The Other is curated by the collaborative duo of Dina Gadia and Allan Balisi as Saturnino Basilia.  Read more about the show here.

A zine catalog for the show was also released and it sells for just 100 bux. Make sure to get your copy now!

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Setting up the show with a mural by Epjey Pacheco and Eva Yu.

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While outside, the graffiti crew of Drone, Ekis and Exld tagged the 2nd floor facade.

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This was transformed during opening night

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Party music was provided by The Diegos

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and of course there was dancing too

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1st batch of well-wishers and co-partiers

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Pablo 10 Year Anniversary Show Kicks Off This 1 August

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In celebration of this milestone in the art scene is a 4-part series of shows that will be held from August to September at Post Gallery in Cubao X where it started.

Established in 2005, Pablo has been exhibiting works spanning a broad range of disciplines as gleaned from the diverse selection of artists participating in the show. All have had a solo show or were oart of exhibits at Pablo, be it at the Cubao, Makati, or the Fort galleries. A notable line-up exhibiting and performing artists will be featured from August 1 to September 19, 2015.

Kicking the celebration off this Saturday, August 1 is a collaborative graffiti art
( Tension Beneath The Surface) curated by Okto, featuring the  spray-painted wall tag of Ekis, Drone & Exld adorning the facade of the gallery. The anniversary’s Illustration exhibit, titled Into One Category or The Other, will be curated by Saturnino Basilia, the collab project of  Dina Gadia & Allan Balisi. This will feature works by Wiji Lacsamana, Abi Goy, Liza Flores, Manix Abrera, Nelz Yumul,   Lala Gallardo-Samson, Epjey Pacheco, Bjorn Calleja, Beejay Esber, Eva Yu, Meneer Marcelo, Dex Fernandez, Ramon Bautista, Jun Sabayton, Camy & Patrick Cabral, and Julius Sebastian.

A live DJ set will be performed by The Diegos on the opening night.

The Urban Art and Illustration exhibit is from August 1 to 8, 2015.

Part 2 of Pablo X Anniversary show will be on 15 – 22 August.
Part 3 will be on 29 August – 5 September.
Part 4 will be on 12 – 26 September.

PABLO celebrates 10 Year Anniversary with a series of shows This August

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Cubao X, Quezon City – It makes sense that Pablo X,  a month-long series of shows celebrating the gallery’s tenth anniversary, will be held at Post Gallery. It is after all in Cubao X, the hub of art, music, and vintage finds, where Pablo was born.

Established in 2005, Pablo has been exhibiting works spanning a broad range of disciplines as gleaned from the diverse selection of artists participating in the show. All have had a solo show or joined exhibits at Pablo, be it at the Cubao, Makati, or the Fort galleries. A notable line-up exhibiting and performing artists will be featured from August 1 to September 19, 2015.

Kicking the celebration off is a series of collaborative graffiti art by Okto, Ekis, Drone & Exld Manila on Saturday, August 1. The anniversary’s Illustration exhibit will be curated by Saturnino Basilia (Dina Gadia & Allan Balisi) and will feature works by Wiji Lacsamana, Abi Goy, Liza Flores, Manix Abrera, Nelz Yumul,   Lala Gallardo-Samson, Epjey Pacheco, Bjorn Calleja, Beejay Esber, Eva Yu, Meneer Marcelo, Dex Fernandez, Ramon Bautista, Jun Sabayton, Camy & Patrick Cabral, and Julius Sebastian. The Urban Art and Illustration exhibit is from August 1 to 8, 2015.

The second part of the Pablo Ten anniversary show will open on August 15 and run until August 22, 2015. It will focus on Video Art, and will showcase the works of Ivan & Pauline Despi, Tad Ermitaño, Kaloy Olavides, Martha Atienza, Poklong Anading,  and Lena Cobangbang. The opening night will be highlighted by a special Selecter FM Session, curated by Caliph8 with performances by Pow Martinez & Kaloy Olavides (with Pastilan Dong), Malek Lopez & John Sobrepena, Roger Lopez & Richard Tuason.

The third Pablo Ten anniversary event will run from August 29 to September 5, 2015 featuring installation works by Jeona Zoleta. A Photography show opens on the same night, curated by David Griggs and showcasing the works of Mitch Mauricio, Jay Yao, EWWS, Jed Escueta, Brendan Goco, Paolo Ruiz, RA Rivera, and MM YU.

Pablo Ten will end its anniversary celebration with a Painting exhibit by Pow Martinez, Tin Garcia, Jigger Cruz, Jayson Oliveria, CRAJES, Zeus Bascon, Dina Gadia, Allan Balisi, Albert sy,  Romeo Lee, Ranelle Dial, Mike Crisostomo, Katwo Puertollano, Cos Zicarelli, Maria Cruz, Argie Bandoy, Mark Salvatus, Carina Santos, Auggie Fontanilla, and  Neil Arvin Javier

The exhibit opens on September 12 and will be up until September 26, 2015.

To stay updated on the shows, visit postpablo.wordpress.com and pablogalleries.com, or Pablo X’s Facebook event page.

For further inquiries and more information, contact Pablo at 63(920) 960.5690    or email fort@pablogalleries.com

SELECTER FM Session with CALIPH8

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Caliph8 & Merv Espina preparing the tech deck, also the recording device by which we’ll be uploading the audio session on line sometime soon. So watch out for SelecterFM radio

 

Back from a series of gigs in Japan and Shanghai, Caliph8 has warmly accommodated our invitation to spin for last Saturday’s Selecter FM Session, live mixing from his collection of rare vinyls of Turkiish Psych, Swamp Blues, Pinoy Garage Rock,Polish Free Jazz, Kosmische to Folk and Country. For that night, he was also selling his exclusively Japan released record Realized Patterns & Sequences.

caliph8 record cdsample of his other recordings here and here

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SELECTER FM presents CALIPH8 on JUNE 27 at POST Cubao X

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Sound artist Caliph8  who had been in the turntable and electronic music scene since the mid 90s will be spinning for this month’s Selecter FM playing playing records from different parts of the globe, from the 50s to the late 70s. He’ll be manipulating these tracks live and create a new context by interweaving them live with other songs such as some Turkiish Psych, Swamp Blues, Pinoy Garage Rock,Polish Free Jazz, Kosmische to Folk and Country.

Videos made by Caliph8 will accompany this live mixing and groovin.

Sample of his music can be heard here.

Program starts at 7PM with booze and barbeque.