Saturday, February 9, 2013, 4 to 8 pm
February 12 to March 30, 2013
ART DEATH reveals Anading’s production design background as having been part of a multimedia production outfit collectively formed by friends from film school. Hence, the title is rooted from an insider joke about the very nature of doing production design work and/or being part of the art department (“art dept./art death”). It also becomes a running commentary on creative work turned in such context as becoming procedural instead.
Anading’s inaugural exhibition foregrounds collaborations or the mechanics of collaborative work in problematizing the boundaries and definition of cooperation itself and individual authorship. Anading also involved conceptual and technical collaborators: Mads Adrias, Malek Lopez, Mel Mayuga, Dix Buhay, Jun Sabayton, Paul Mondok, Enteng Viray, Electric Djinn, Emmanuel Migriño, and Lena Cobangbang; in addition to other implementing contributors within the process of the development: Roger Ibardoloroza, Jaime Ibardoloroza, Jerome Samoy, Ekis Cipriano, Ron David Lazo, and Allan Guillermo.
The exhibition consists of one video installation and two video projections. Central is an old piano purchased for a shooting. InART DEATH this piano acts now as a proper tool, instrument and metaphor, intercutting through the many layers of engagement with the piano. Depending on the level of such engagement, it becomes subject and object.