Visual Pond Artspace, Inc. is a non-profit organization committed to the visual arts. Based in Manila, Visual Pond aims to be a dynamic player in the Philippine contemporary art scene through projects that engage and promote local artists both here and abroad.

We at Visual Pond envision a contemporary art scene that is vibrant, open to experimentation and supported by the community. By taking initiatives and creating opportunities for Filipino artists, we work towards this realization for the visual arts locale.

Asides from Manila-based projects, we are also interested in regional and international exchanges on ideas, concepts and possible collaborations with definite end products.


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Garish Barish

Sigmund Skard
Leonor Torres
Hanna Boyesen
Ragnhild Johansen
Endre Tveitan
Tom Daniel Reiersen
Margarida Paiva
Mattias Cantzler
Iselin Linstad Hauge
Silje Linge Haaland
Jet Pascua
Sara Korshøj Christensen
Cristina Pedreira Perez
Lucia Rivero

a collection of video art projects by artists based in Norway
curated by Jet Pascua
1st floor, Cubicle Art Gallery
24-30 January 2008

In the movie “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”, Joel Barish (played by Jim Carrey) decides to erase the memory of his girlfriend, after he has discovered that she has done the same about her memory of himself. In the middle of the process of erasing his memory, he becomes half conscious and able to hear what was happening around him, although his body was unable to move. Realizing and regretting what he has done, he struggled to find and hold on to the beautiful memories he had of his girlfriend, creating in within his mind an interesting mix of the real and imagined.

Garish Barish is a collection of video art projects by artists based in Norway, which deals with subjects that are halfway between memory and insanity. It is about displacement, and a space between reality and imagination. Collected by Filipino artist Jet Pascua, the participants come from Norway, Denmark, Spain, Portugal and Palestine.

Jet Pascua is currently studying and living in Norway. His works deal with displacement, immigration, memory and identity. Garish Barish is closely connected with his own struggle to hold on to his memory of his past, as he attempts to embrace an unfamiliar present.

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