Intimations in Precarity

Nino Consorte, Taal Eruption I, 2020 (Image courtesy of Sa Tahanan Collective and the artist)
Installation view, Sa Tahanan Collective (Image courtesy of Sa Tahanan Collective)

It is formative: forming from material to become medium; forming through the body of the artist; forming in the senses of those that come in contact with it. And in these circumstances, nature and artistic form become very closely linked. Both nature and form emerge from the world, but they also create this world through the initiation of the maker and the intelligence of the form that is generated in the unpredictable course of the creative process.

Clementine Paradies “The Absence of Commas and Apostrophes” acrylic on mirror, 2020 (Installation view); (Image courtesy of Sa Tahanan Collective and the artist)
Tammy David “Did I Ask To Be Born” 2020 (Image courtesy of Sa Tahanan Collective and the artist)
Goldie Siglos “Maria Clarita” 2020 (Image courtesy of Sa Tahanan Collective and the artist)
Nicolas Roa “Odessa” 2020 (Image courtesy of Sa Tahanan Collective and the artist)
Cholo Juan “Sitaw Bataw Patani” 2020 (Image courtesy of Sa Tahanan Collective and the artist)
Augustine Paredes “For All The Nights I Danced With You In My Sleep” 2020 (Image courtesy of Sa Tahanan Collective and the artist)
Mox Santos “Berde” 2020 (Image courtesy of Sa Tahanan Collective and the artist)
Elle Batung “Home” 2020 (Images courtesy of Sa Tahanan Collective and the artist)
Ava Victoria “The White Flower” 2020 (Images courtesy of Sa Tahanan Collective and the artist)
Kimberly Elliot “How to Occupy Space and Keep Company” 2020 (Image courtesy of Sa Tahanan Collective and the artist)
Installation view of Pacita Abad’s Exhibition: “I Thought the Streets Were Paved With Gold” 2021 (Image courtesy of Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai)

“Abad discloses the frustration of the diasporic experience through a child’s point of view. Flickering across the canvas in crayon colors are images of women as mothers, nurses, maids, and workers. The figures leave us shaken as their broken dreams are revealed and their America turns out to be an ever-grinding assembly line” (Flores, 1998 58)

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Anna Rafanan

Filipino designer, videographer / editor, currently pursuing a master’s degree in art studies. https://annarafanan.com/