Monday, April 27, 2015
Woven into Being by Kidlat de Guia at Galleria Duemila
Galleria Duemila presents Woven into Being, a solo show by Kidlat de Guia. Equal parts patchwork and photography, the exhibition takes the form of fragmented photographic tapestry, which wields and merges craft and technology.
Much like the tactile method of Kidlat de Guia’s practice as a filmmaker, the process in Woven into Being similarly entails cutting, splicing, and weaving, but this time of collected photographs from trips and fieldwork around the Philippines. Transforming the quotidian form of photographs, he manipulates strips of digital prints by either breaking the weave to expose nuances or to continuously overlay to keep something unseen. The outputs are rivetingly composite and texturized layers of photographic images that disclose an alternate reality. Evocative woven images of drivers and their beat up trucks, portraits of loved ones and the spaces they occupied pushes forward through that all memory is social. A saturated feel of human experience pervades in his images and seemingly attempts to structure and approximate the past, loss, hope, and memory.
Kidlat de Guia completed a BA Broadcasting Communications degree at University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City, in 1998. He was the recipient of Award of Excellence at the Aqua Planet Video Festival in Japan in 2003. His works has been exhibited in the Philippines and Singapore. “Woven into Being” runs from May 9-30, 2015 at Galleria Duemila located at 210 Loring Street, 1300 Pasay City. For more information you may reach us at + 632 831 9990; Telefax no. + 632 833 9815, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Twitter and Instagram: @galleriaduemila, you may also visit our website at www.galleriaduemila.com, or like us on Facebook.