Art of the future: WSK goes to SDA

Art of the future: WSK goes to SDA

Media artists from the Philippines and Japan will showcase an exhibit on contemporary art through media and technology at the School of Design and Arts (SDA) from October 23 to November 4.

The exhibit titled “Interstices: Manifolds of the In-Between,” spearheaded by ‘the first and only international festival of digital arts and new media in the Philippines’ WSK, consists of displays and forums from diverse artists both locally and from Japan. Using technology as an outlet, each artwork is crafted with a different sense of touch and style that will let people experience a modern and futuristic approach towards art in the digital world.

Deriving their name from the Filipino word “wasak,” WSK focuses on experimental art rooted from digital innovations and cultural performances. With collaborations being done locally and across South East Asia, this year’s festival partners up with ref:now, a Japan Foundation Asia Center committed to giving a broader perspective on creating art with the use of media in various techniques.

According to the festival’s official website, the exhibit will show works by artists Ryoichi Kurokawa, Houxo Que, Tsuyoshi Hisakado, Pauline and Ivan Despi, Ian Carlo Jaucian, Tad Ermitano, Katsuki Nogami, and Derek Tumala.

Established in 2008, this year’s exhibit was curated by Tengal Drilon, a Filipino intermedia artist and Artistic Director of WSK 2017. WSK 2017: Festival of the Recently Possible is organized by SABAW Media Art Kitchen.

Admission is free for all. Non-Benildean students and faculty can refer to the official website for registration.

Don’t miss the exhibit opening on October 23, Monday. The festival will be at the SDA’s Foyer Gallery (5th floor) and Black Box (6th floor), as well as the 6th floor hallway.

Photo from WSK‘s Facebook page


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