ALFRED MARASIGAN (Philippines)
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In collaboration with programmer and colleague Nicko Caluya, cloud field is an ongoing project that examines contemporary subjectivities in the wake of the information Age. The program draws from a 3-year compilation of texts and Facebook messages of mine saying “san ka?” (“where are you?”) and plots each message on a randomly generated virtual landscape. Both text and place (mis)guide the viewers whose only point of contact is the mouse and its cursor. This work was part of a group exhibition called Spatial Territories held in the University of the Philippines Diliman (2016).
Alfred Marasigan is a visual artist from the Philippines. He graduated magna cum laude from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2013 with a BFA in Information Design and a Loyola Schools Award for the Arts (Graphic Design). In 2015, he became a First Round Winner (General Category) of Art Olympia: International Open Art Competition in Tokyo, Japan. In March 2016, he had his first solo show in the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). He is currently completing his MA in Contemporary Art in the Kunstakademiet i Tromsø in Norway. Alfred exhibited at c3 as part of Proximity, a group show of Filipino artists in 2017, his artworks have also been included in various local and foreign exhibitions such as The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (Los Angeles), Small Projects (Tromsø), Galleri Snerk (Tromsø), Galerie Métanoïa (Paris), Poh Chang Academy (Thailand) and Metropolitan Museum of Manila (Manila), and in publications including Fordham University’s CURA Magazine, SFMoMA’s Tumblr, and Ateneo’s Heights, among others.