“bcc: in search of cures” at Baguio Art Lab
BCC is an interactive collaborative project that involves 5 artists based in the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia. The program curators will be facilitating correspondences/exchanges, through emails, between artists which are to be documented and archived on a website. The exchanges will run for 4 weeks, 30 days to be exact.
The culminating activity is a live open discussion on October 24, 2020 (Saturday) at 2 PM
bcc: in search of cures correspondence art in the time of pandemic attempts to discover and rediscover remedies in the mundane vis-à-vis experiences, adjustments, self-confrontation, and collaborative healing of the participating artists during the pandemic who will respond to weekly provided prompts. To facilitate intimacies and focus on forging relationships between participants, their identities are withheld until the end of the project.
The project title is lifted from the concept of bcc in e-mail exchanges where a third group of non-disclosed recipients are within reach. It has been a common practice to utilize this function to address confidentiality among recipients or incognito.
For a month, the project aims to facilitate creative exchanges between artists to delve on their musings and reflections. These are to be documented and archived on a website, perhaps a curated showcase of works that scrutinize the self and the world followed by synchronous online discussion among participants after the actual exchanges which is also the only time that the artists’ identities will be revealed.
As an extension, Baguio Art Lab announced a call for audience-participants days ago to allow interaction between publics and participating artists. True to the concept of bcc in emails, the curators will also serve as postmasters who would bridge these online exchanges.
Locations of participating artists:
- Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
- La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines
- Tokyo, Kanto Region, Japan
- Osaka, Kansai Region, Japan
- Jakarta, Indonesia
Program curators: Baguio Art Lab’s Fara Nolasco-Manuel and Alain Zedrick Camiling
- September 21- October 20, 2020- actual artist exchanges
- October 24, 2020- live online discussion the a) major poster and b) announcement for the live discussion