JE CONSOMME DONC JE SUIS

To conclude Jazel Villamarin’s two-year exhibition project, I Consume Therefore I Am, a special closing performance will be held on 1 December, Saturday, from 5 to 6pm in the building of Blanc Gallery in Makati City. The sunset celebration will be highlighted by a multimedia performance featuring Pundaquit Virtuosi in collaboration with Jazel Kristin.

The Pundaquit Virtuosi will be putting music to Jazel Kristin’s video “Je Consomme Donc Je Suis”, which was first shown in Paris, France as the product of a residency program she attended in Cité Internationale des Arts. The video was also shown in Baguio City, Philippines for the first AX(is) Festival.

The four Pundaquit Virtuosi, Julian Duque (violin), Kianne Esteban (violin), Isaiah Lipana (violin), and Remed Soriano (viola) are young music prodigies of Casa San Miguel, a world-renowned cultural enclave hidden in Zambales City. In early 2012, Jazel Kristin was asked to hold a workshop for the students of Casa San Miguel. It was here that she discovered a love for music, particularly the violin. She was then invited to be one of their artists-in-residence, which allowed her to finally complete her works for I Consume Therefore I Am.

This special performance will begin at exactly 5pm, and will be held in the outdoor pool area at the ground floor of Crown Tower along H.V. dela Costa Street in Salcedo Village, Makati City. The video to be shown contains sensitive images and is not suitable for children’s viewing.

I Consume Therefore I Am is on view at Blanc Gallery until 2 December 2012.

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