Running in Squares In Vertigo, a much-awaited two man show between Bitto and Emard Cañedo, the artists explore the sensation of a dizzy spell, whether due to perceived motion or prismatic experiments in form and vibrant hues. Despite common misconception, vertigo is not a medical condition. It just feels like you’re moving when you’re not, the world spinning when everything is stationary. Sometimes you can shrug it off, but other times it can be debilitating, preventing you from doing the simplest physical tasks. This sense of imbalance, with the chaos of external stimuli combined with internal turmoil, might just be the perfect description of what we all experience these days, with some fortunate enough to have mere flashes and instances of confusion while others undergo hell on a loop with no chances of escape.
Worker Crossing: Tekla Tamoria’s Between Bad and Ok”
Text by Marz Aglipay
The Philippines is known to have one of the longest quarantines in the world according to a Time magazine article published in March of 2021. Now on its third Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) or its strictest form of sheltering-in-place, anyone in any industry who works to make ends meet is affected. The dread this brings hits differently, like the blurring of work hours with personal time or having no means to make a living at all.
This exhibition delves into the concept of human isolation, and how anxiety, distance, and such other factors provide a fertile ground for human creativity. During these times, everyone has been adapting to the new normal of living like hermits, trading their once busy lives for options to work at home.
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