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Sound and Poetry performance for the Lawas Closing Event (UP Vargas Museum)

Lawas Closing Event 7 December 2018, Friday 5pm Vargas Museum grounds Performance by Vyxz Vasquez and Teresa Barrozo and Launch of Lawas video

To culminate Lawas site-specific art projects, there will be a performance collaboration between poet Vyxz Vasquez, sound artist Teresa Barrozo, and producer Franchesca Casauay, in response to Lee Paje’s “Pagpamulak” and Mark Justiniani’s “Pusod”.

In the performance, the artists play around with the idea of how the body, from its initial blossoming to its inevitable demise, finds its most ideal state when it is back in the womb, where there is no identity, no suffering—only nourishment. Taking Paje’s and Justiniani’s artworks as creative prompts, Vasquez’s text and Barrozo’s soundscape likewise respond to each other, referencing personal experiences as well as national events, weaving in and out of various narratives to form a seamless verbal-aural cipher.

Vyxz Vasquez (b.1980, Philippines) teaches English, literature, and creative writing at the University of the Philippines. She was a fellow for poetry at the 14th Ateneo National Writers Workshopin 2016 as well as the International Writing Program Alumni 1st Writers Workshop at the De La Salle University. Her latest work can be found in High Chair and Philippine Humanities Review.

Teresa Barrozo (b.1982, Philippines) is a sound artist, composer and curious listener with a wide range of work for film, theatre, and dance. Barrozo is a recipient of the Ani ng Dangal Award (NCCA) and a 2014 fellow of the Asian Cultural Council. She was granted an internship by the Biosphere Soundscapes in 2016 and was invited to create the theme for the World Listening Day 2018 celebration.

Franchesca Casauay (b. 1984, Philippines) is a cultural worker with a multidisciplinary practice, working with sound, video, and poetry. Year-round, she is also independent producer and project manager for various local and international productions. Franchesca was a previous fellow of Programme Courants du Monde initiated by the French Ministry of Culture in 2016 and is a current fellow of Japan Foundation Asia Center’s Next Generation 2018: Producing Performing Arts program.

The closing event will also present a short video produced for Lawas, featuring curators and Art Studies professors Tessa Maria T. Guazon and Cecilia S. De La Paz; and artists Agnes Arellano, Mark Justiniani, and Lee Paje.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please email or call 9818500 local 2659. Lawas site-specific art projects were on view in UP Diliman campus from April to August 2018.

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