Fete dela WSK!

NOV 8-10 + 15-17, 2013


Fete dela WSK! is dedicated to contemporary electronic, digital and experimental sonic art, as well the diverse range of artistic activities in the context of digital culture in South East Asia.

WSK! -- three cryptic letters, which can only provide as much as the sum of the parts.

Organized by SABAW Media Art Kitchen – a not-for-profit organization whose primary interests lie in curatorial and research-based production towards the imminent intersections of art and technology.

 

CONTACT
sabawmediahub@gmail.com
+63 917 5191511
+63 920 6045559

Twitter: @_sabaw

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PROGRAM 2013

Fete De La WSK! 2013 is a rumination on the odd relationships we have with space, exploring the use of more orthodox venues like pubs and concert halls to more alternative, such as abandoned and virtual spaces as well as radio airwaves. It takes place over ten days, starting on November 8.

This year, Hors Pistes Tokyo, organized by the prestigious Centre Pompidou in Paris, will feature as a guest program. Hors Pistes Tokyo has been an ongoing showcase for new forms of moving-image art and interdisciplinary creation, as well as facilitating active interface between artists of various disciplines across Asia. Part of the program will be the Southeast Asian premiere of the universally-acclaimed festival hit "Leviathan" (Locarno, Toronto, New York, Viennale, Belfort, Hors Pistes, Yamagata, CPH:DOX, etc) at Shangri-La Cineplex on Friday, November 15.

A special 16mm film performance of "Circle and Square" by Japanese living legend and experimental/avant-garde film pioneer Takahiko Iimura will be held during the festival closing on November 17 as the culminating highlight of the multi-platform event. "Circle and Square" has been performed by Iimura in prestigious venues such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York and most recently at the LUX Festival in London. This will be the first time he will be performing the piece in Manila.

There will also be a special two-day concert featuring Singapore's OBSERVATORY, the premier experimental band in the region. The Observatory have an obvious grasp of their Southeast Asian roots but they're alternatively informed by more ubiquitous post-colonial musical sources, which can make for emotionally potent extremes in their music, often managing to be enraged and anxious on one end, wistful and haunting on the other.

This is the year Fete De La WSK! launches its permanent FM/online radio platform, WSK.FM radio (www.wsk.fm). A couple of talk shows about info and tech, art and society will headline the station's first broadcast as well as music that includes Ujikaji Records Radio as well as alternative and experimental Southeast Asian music.

Finally, four special artist workshops will be conducted on the 9th, and from the 15t to the 17th. The workshop focuses on the use of electronic techniques to track faces, hands, and bodies and map light projections onto 3D canvas of the human form. They demonstrate the possibilities of narrative articulation through the intersection of the visual and the audal, human expression and engineering. The principal goal of the workshops is to introduce coding as a medium for artistic expression. They are aimed at both beginner and intermediate practitioners, at both artists learning technology and engineers learning art. Gene Kogan, an American programmer and media artist, will conduct wwith free and open source software tackling topics such as: Computer vision, Projection Mapping, Vjing, Generative Art, and experimental geometry. This is the first workshop of its kind offered in the Philippines.

 

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

Innovation begins with a grin. When an idea so ridiculous hits you with such force you work hard to try and contain the excitement, chances are, it's a brilliant idea.
 
This is how Fete De La WSK started. As a ridiculous idea. Or, more particularly, as Fete De La Wasaque, punning, or really, riffing  off Fete De La Musique. Fete De La WSK was always meant to be an alternative to the famous French music festival in terms of throwing light on overlooked and underappreciated art forms. But it was, from the onset, a music festival, albeit celebrating a specific sort of music.
 
Music that has, for the most part, resisted easy classification and resisted, too, easy pigeonholing into mass-consumption platforms, remaining under the radar all these years, evolving in the fringes. Throughout its long history , there's always been a temporal quality to it, a fleeting impermanence, a sense almost of frailty.
 
Digital technology changed all that. More than an emancipation, it was a democratization, a leveling.
 
While art and technology generate beauty, truth and new perspectives, (artistic tools) and technology generate new possibilities: new ways of expression, communication and also new ways of destruction." (Kevin Kelly,  founding executive editor of Wired magazine and former publisher of Whole Earth Catalog)
 
The name change from WSK to Fete De La WSK! happened in 2010. It was meant to embody a sense of exertion, taken as it is from the Filipino word 'wasak', which literally translates to 'shattered'. The true spirit of  WSK! has always been its thrust to orchestrate, through whatever means, a polyphony from disparate expressions. And in re-entering the art scene, it did so with force, cracking its scope wide open, going beyond the sonic arts and taking in parallel voices such as theater, dance, cinema, TV and radio.

-- Tengal Drilon, Artistic Director



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VENUES

GREEN PAPAYA ART PROJECTS
41-B T. Gener cor. Kamuning
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Phone: +63 918 945 7837


GREEN PAPAYA ART PROJECTS - click to enlarge


98-B
First United Bldg, 310 Escolta St.
City of Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Phone: +63 939 374 4889


AYALA MUSEUM / M-CAFE - click to enlarge


1335 MABINI
Casa Tesoro Bldg, 1335 A. Mabini Ave, Ermita, City of Manila, Metro Manila
Phone: +63 2 254 8498

1335 MABINI GALLERY - click to enlarge


CURIOSITY
115 Maginhawa Street
Teacher's Village East, Quezon City
Metro Manila, Philippines
Phone: +63 2 430 5202

CURIOSITY - click to enlarge


SHANG CINEPLEX
Shaw Blvd cor EDSA
Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Phone: +63 2 633 2227

SHANG CINEPLEX - click to enlarge


KANTO ART GALLERY / B-SIDE
@ The Collective, 7274 Malugay Street San Antonio Village, Makati City
Metro Manila
Phone: 940 8310 / 09268197384

KANTO ART GALLERY / B-SIDE - click to enlarge


SEV'S CAFE
Basement, Legaspi Towers 300, Roxas Blvd, Malate, Manila, Metro Manila
Phone: +63 920 604 5559

SEV'S CAFE, LEGASPI TOWERS, MALATE - click to enlarge





TICKETS

FIRST WEEKEND
-- WSK.FM Radio Launch @ Greenpapaya: Free
-- WSK.FM Open Lab (3-5pm, 11-16): Free
-- Projection Mapping Workshop @ 1335 Mabini: Free
-- Nov 9 Concert @ Escolta: Free
-- After Party "Technobalat" @ Sev's cafe: Free

SECOND WEEKEND (NOV 15-17)
-- Leviathan Screening: Free
-- "Listening Workshop" by Mamoru: Free

-- Workshop Pass (Nov 15-17)- 1,500 (w/ workshop 3)
-- Workshop 1 (Generative Art Workshop 1)
-- Workshop 2 (Generative Art Workshop 2)
  *Both workshops cost 1,500
-- Workshop 3 (Performance Instruments): 500

-- OBSERVATORY (SG) live in Manila: 200

-- Festival Closing Performances: 300
Special Live 16mm film performances by Takahiko Iimura, Hangjun Lee & Hankil Ryu

-- Observatory (SG) and Friends

All prices are at-the-day door charge. Pre-sale tickets are sold only until one day before the event. Prices are in Philippine Pesos.

 

CREDITS + PARTNERS

 

 

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EVENTS

ACTIVITIES
- Concerts
- Bedroomlabs
Lectures
Workshops
- Screenings
- WSK.fm pirate radio
- Satellite Events
- *Special Program

Daily Schedule: 
DAY Program: 1pm - 5pm
EVENING Program: 8pm - 11pm

IT IS NOW ,

WSK.FM

NOV 8: FESTIVAL OPENING
@ GREEN PAPAYA ART PROJECTS
7-11PM: WSK.FM radio official launch and party

Venue: Green Papaya


NOV 9:
DAY Program:
3-8PM: WSK.FM live radio program
@ 1335 MABINI

EVENING Program:
8PM: <CONCERT> @ 98B-Escolta Space
Umeda Tetsuya [JP]
Elemento [PH]
Bent Lynchpin [PH]

NOV 9 <CONCERT> @ Sev's Cafe


<AFTER PARTY> @ Sev's Cafe, Malate
11PM: Performances by
Joee & I [PH]
Albatross & Loveski [PH]

Venues: 1335 Mabini / 98B Escolta Space / Sev's Cafe, Legaspi Towers, Malate

PROJECTION MAPPING WORKSHOP with Gene Kogan [US]

NOV 10:
DAY Program:
<WORKSHOP> @ 1335 MABINI
1PM: Projection mapping onto moving bodies. Workshop by Eugene Kogan [US]



NOV 15:
DAY Program:
<WORKSHOP> @ CURIOSITY
1PM: Generative art using open source software. Day1 of workshop by Eugene Kogan [US]
Venue: Curiosity

<ON AIR CONCERT> @ GREEN PAPAYA
3-8PM: Mamoru and friends
Venue: Green Papaya


Southeast Asian Premiere of LEVIATHAN by Harvard's Sensory Ethnography Lab [US]

EVENING Program:
<SCREENING> @ SHANG CINEPLEX 4
730PM: Screening of Leviathan, produced by Harvard's Sensory Ethnography Lab
Organized by Shangri-la Plaza, Sabaw Media Art Kitchen, Ambafrance Manille, and presented in cooperation with Hors Pistes Tokyo( オール・ピスト東京 ) with the help of Peliculas Los Otros
Venue: Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Cineplex 4

Satellite Event: BLOOM ARTS FESTIVAL
Venue: The Collective


PROJECTION MAPPING WORKSHOP with Gene Kogan [US]

NOV 16:
DAY Program:
<WORKSHOP 1>
1PM: Generative art using open source software. Day 2 of workshop by Gene Kogan [US]
Venue: Curiosity


EVENING Program
8PM: <CONCERT> @ GREEN PAPAYA
The Observatory [SG] (Headline performer)
Cinema Explosion [PH] (supporting act)
<VIDEO MAPPING PERFORMANCE>
UNDE Visual Societ
y
Venue: Green Papaya

<Satellite Event>: BLACKMARKET Party

CIRCLE & SQUARE Live 16mm Film Performance by Takahiko Iimura [JP]

NOV 17:
DAY Program: <Workshop>
1PM: Performance instruments
Workshop by Eugene Kogan [US]
Venue: Curiosity

<WSK.FM Program>
3PM: Fascist Frequency with Observatory

EVENING Program: <SPECIAL Program> 8PM: Special LIVE 16mm film performances by Takahiko Iimura [JP] Hangjun Lee & Hankil Ryu [KR]
Made possible with support from Japan Foundation Manila
Organized by Sabaw Media Art Kitchen and presented in cooperation with Hors Pistes Tokyo( オール・ピスト東京 ) with the help of Peliculas Los Otros
Venue: Green Papaya

<FESTIVAL CLOSING PARTY>
10PM: The Observatory [SG] and surprise guests
**note: "On Live" live broadcast
Venue: Green Papaya


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ARTISTS

EXHIBITING ARTISTS

GENE KOGAN [US]

GENE KOGAN [US]


VERENA PARAVEL & LUCIEN CASTAING-TAYLOR

VERENA PARAVEL & LUCIEN CASTAING-TAYLOR [US]


TAKAHIKO IIMURA [JP]

TAKAHIKO IIMURA [JP]


HANGJUN LEE & HANKIL RYU [KR]

HANGJUN LEE & HANKIL RYU [KR]


UMEDA TETSUYA [JP]

UMEDA TETSUYA [JP]

 

WORKSHOPS

GENE KOGAN [US]

PROJECTION MAPPING WITH GENE KOGAN [US]

 

PERFORMERS

ELEMENTO [PH]

OBSERVATORY [SG]


ELEMENTO [PH]

ELEMENTO [PH]


JOEE & I [PH]

JOEE & I [PH]


GENTLE UNIVERSE [PH]

GENTLE UNIVERSE [PH]


ALBATROSS & LOVESKI CHAMBER OF RUDIMENTS [PH]

ALBATROSS & LOVESKI CHAMBER OF RUDIMENTS [PH]


CINEMA EXPLOSION [PH]

CINEMA EXPLOSION [PH]


BENT LYNCHPIN [PH]

BENT LYNCHPIN [PH]




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