Memoirs in Time and Presence
GROUP EXHIBITION BY:
ANANDA SERNE, ANJO BOLARDA, DENNIS BATO, HANNA NANTES, JAKE ATIENZA, MARK TANDOYOG, MARTA ROBERTI, ROLF CAMPOS, SHALIMAR GONZAGA, STEPHANIE FRONDOSO, TEO ESGUERRA, VAN TUICO
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Each landscape is haunted by past ways of life, and these “ghosts” are carried by the winds of Anthropocene. The ghosts are traces of traces of the more-than-human histories through which ecologies are made and unmade.
Humans are solely responsible for the progress and development of their existence. They are also the ones to blame for their own destruction. As we are currently living in the Anthropocene epoch, artists were invited to present interpretations of some of the casualties of human actions, which affect both domains and inhabitants, setting a reminder that we must confront the issue of human-induced damages
The project aims to illustrate the multiple spatial and temporal layers that both the living and the dead possess. These layers may be somewhat metaphysical, mystical and transcendental, yet their influence shapes our physical landscapes. Ghosts inhabit the same spaces as the living. Their presence can be felt and indirectly seen, haunting both human and non-human beings so that they could begin to understand their effects on the present and the future.
With modernity, humans are taught the importance of individualism. This has led them to neglect the connection of their existence in relation to others. The dependency of an individual on the collective is increasingly ignored and forgotten.
While there is a long and active human history of erasure, especially referring to humans inflicting violence on others, ghosts do not allow erasure to occur. They serve as reminders of the lives that were destroyed in the path of so-called “progress”.