FORA

OCT 25 - OCT 28

De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, School of Design and Arts, 12/F Cinema

WSK FEEDBACK FORUM

The WSK Feedback Forum will be held at the College of St. Benilde - School of Design and Art from October 25 to 28, 2017. Subtitled as "A Preliminary Archaeology of Experiments in Sonic Practice," the main focus of the fora is to map and later publish the various histories of sound practice in the Philippines across different generations and locations—from it’s early intersections with punk and experimental film in the late 80's and 90's as elaborated by Children of Cathode Ray member Tad Ermitano, to late 90's-early 00's artist-run space ecologies as remembered by artist-curator Lena Cobangbang, onwards to the mid 00's and ongoing sound and media art efforts of Tengal Drilon, to organizing and networking sound art projects outside the capital as documented by Erick Calilan and the Cavite- based EXIST network, and much more.

The fora also extends to WSK’s immediate network in Asia: from independent sound archivists (David Tarigan of Irama Nusantara, Jakarta and Joe Kidd of The Ricecooker Archives, Kuala Lumpur), key instigators and sound organizers (Sound Pocket of Hong Kong, Ujikaji of Singapore, Jogja Noise Bombing of Jogjakarta), to renowned sound culture scholars and researchers, such as Nakagawa Katsushi (Yokohama). The fora is co-convened and organized by Dayang Yraola and Merv Espina, both of whom have been actively and independently researching and curating sound and media art, with a keen focus on Asia, in the past decade.

The WSK Feedback Forum kicks off with a special panel on Asian Media Art in partnership with Asia Center Japan Foundation.


ASIAN NEW MEDIA ART FORUM

25 Oct | Wed | 4-6pm

Special Panel: Media Arts in Asia

Hiroshi Yoshioka | Tad Ermitanio

This panel is hosted by JAPAN FOUNDATION ASIA CENTER and moderated by WSK Exhibit Curator Tengal Drilon. Guest speakers will be Manila-based new media practitioner & festival exhibiting artist Tad Ermitano, together with Hiroshi Yoshioka, an Aesthetics professor from Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University, and curator of OGGAKI BIENNALE 2006.

Panel 1: Generations of Sound Practice in Manila

26 Oct | Thu | 1:30-3:30pm

Tad Ermitanio | Tengal | Lena Cobangbang

The first panel aims to gather observations and experiences of participants in sound art practice/s from various generations, since the 80’s when Children of the Cathode Ray started, until 2000’s when synergies of practices were prominent in different locations like artist-run-spaces and small commercial galleries, among others. The panel will present three perspectives—one, from an artist participant (Tad Ermitano) and from a curator (Lena Cobangbang).

Panel 2: Scene Report on Sound Practices (in the Philippines)

26 Oct | Thu | 4-6pm

Erick Calilan | Ryan Pangilinan & Markus Bulandus | Dexter Sy & PJ Ong

The second panel gathers scene reports from the sound art practices in Manila and other areas in the Philippines, like Tarlac, Cavite, and Cebu.

Panel 3: Scene Report on Sound Practices in Japan, Hanoi, Hong Kong

27 Oct | Fri | 1:30-3:30pm

Kim Ngoc | Nakagawa Katsushi

Two panels are dedicated to scene reports about the sound art practices of our Asian neighbors: Hong Kong, Vietnam, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. The aim of these panels is to survey activities, organizations and various forms of participation in different scenes. It should be noted however that this forum recognizes the possibility of translocality, thus, focusing more on the mobility of practitioners rather than emphasizing on what is happening in one location.

Panel 4: Scene Report on Sound Practices in Jogjakarta, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur

27 Oct | Fri | 4-6pm

Indra Menus | Siew-Wai Kok | Mark Wong

Two panels are dedicated to scene reports about the sound art practices of our Asian neighbors: Hong Kong, Vietnam, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. The aim of these panels is to survey activities, organizations and various forms of participation in different scenes. It should be noted however that this forum recognizes the possibility of translocality, thus, focusing more on the mobility of practitioners rather than emphasizing on what is happening in one location.

Panel 5: Independent Sound Archiving, Historicizing and Discourses

28 Oct | Sat | 1:30-4:30pm

David Tarigan | Joe Kidd | Alice Wong

The final panel focuses on issues and discourses with relations to sound practice. It will cover specific issues on archiving and historicizing as particular attempts to document and map the practices. The panel will further attempt to understand discursive constructs emanating from present globalized societies that affects sound practices in realization that sound practice is not an autonomous field.


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