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We made sure to see Gabby Barredo’s exhibit Opera at Silverlens before it closed. Barredo’s work is always a blast, like fairy tales run amok. This show reminded us of cinematic nightmares. Like the giant with eyes on its hands in Pan’s Labyrinth.
This one could be a dentist’s chair from Marathon Man. Dr. Zell will see you now. Is it safe? Is it safe?
The arty serial killers on the Hannibal TV series would plotz over this.
The wallpaper has eyes.
The suspension tanks from Alien or the human batteries from The Matrix.
Dead Ringers: Gynecological instruments for mutants.
Opera is on view until Saturday, 21 February 2015 at Silverlens on Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati.
This goes out to the 5 people who read our Whiplash review.
There’s a lot going on this month, including several plays we must watch (Dangerous Liaisons, Jean Genet’s Prisoner of Love, and Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard in Filipino). We asked Rody Vera why everything has to be crammed in the same four weekends, straining our powers of bilocation. He says it’s because it’s Arts Month.
We propose that the NCCA make it Arts Quarter, so the audience doesn’t have to do the headless chicken dance to see everything.
Art Fair Philippines
5-8 February 2015
The Link (across Landmark), Ayala Center, Makati
In other art news, Picasso’s granddaughter plans to sell art, worrying the market. Because she inherited about 10,000 pieces by Picasso, whom she hated. Ooh, a glut. Can’t have prices dropping.
We know Lynda Barry as a writer and cartoonist whose illustrated memoirs of growing up with her Filipino grandmother (with manananggal drawings!) are hilarious and heartbreaking. Ms Barry is also an assistant professor of interdisciplinary creativity in Wisconsin. Syllabus is a collection of class notes, drawings and syllabi from her early years of teaching. It’s a creativity workshop in convenient composition notebook form.