THE WAY I HEAR / LAKWATSA, Manila 2013



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THE WAY I HEAR / LAKWATSA, Manila 2013
text installation, "Media/Art Kitchen - Reality Distortion Field, Sensorium", Ayala Museum, Manila, Philippines
The group exhibition was a part of the ASEAN-countries-traveling exhibition organized by Japan Foundation.

The installation is made with 13 text-scores on the glass window or the glass case. Each text features a certain soundscape of Manila either from the present or from the past; they have been collected through listening and research. The view from the windows or the objects inside the glass case are directly connected and integral to the soundscape presented by the text.
Most of the texts are written in casual form, using conversational expressions, navigating the audience to do "Lakwatsa", Tagalog word for gwanderingh, around the imaginarily Manila while they actually walk around the huge glass case, 2-storey-high, surrounded by the staircase and glass windows in the museum.
The dynamics of the whole process of walking and reading/listening is composed with the volume, complexity and intensity of the text, building up from g1. INTRODUCTIONh to g13. AIRPLANEh, creating a certain composition in time and space, and stretching the range of audiencefs imagination at the same time.

One of the text-score, "12. OVER THE BUILDINGS" is written from an extensive listening filed trip. and the "13.AIRPLANE" is written from the history of the area, particularly where the museum is built.

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installation space; left: glass window towards outside streets, center: 2-storey-hight glass case., right: glass wall facing the shopping mall



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