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  • Ethos. Bathos. Pathos Project Bakawan Arts Festival

    February 12 March 14, 2015

    UP Vargas Museum

  • The Research (Software/Programming)

    | 1. Documentation

    | 2. Swarm Bibliotheque (Library)

    | 3. Workshop/Activities: | - Over/Out | - Onsite Infoshop | - Etnikobandido | - Marindukanon | - CivLab

  • The Setup (Hardware)

    | 1. D.I.Y. Solar Power

    | 2. Wi-Fi/Radio

    | 3. Space Design | - Lounge | - Library | - Radio Station | - Workshop

  • 2 components

    | The Research (Software)

    | The Setup (Hardware).

    | Each component includes sub-components crucial to the whole composition of the installation piece.

    | This is a functional installation piece that is autopoeitic (selflife) once the groundwork is properly laid.

  • Non Representational

    | Moreover, the aim of the installation piece is not to make a representation of our current ecological condition (representational art) or propaganda by ecologically aware individual/groups.

    | This is art but not art at the same time because its reference is beyond the boundaries of Art History while it anchors on the expanded notion of art introduced by Joseph Beuys, i.e., Social Sculpture.

  • Conviviality, Relational

    | However, what matters in this installation piece is the replication of elements that help establish bond between human organisms in together making sense of the world.

    | Because the practical way to survive in times of disaster, especially ecological disaster, is to take care of each other,

    | Rebecca Solnit A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster (Viking, 2009).

  • Research (Software/Program)

    This component is responsible in curating, organizing, programming, conceiving, and documenting the entire life processes of the installation piece. This is the major groundwork and it has four categorical research goal to achieve these are Survival, Sustainability, Ecology, and Resistance.

    At least two to three people (or more) will initiate and lay the groundwork of this component to enable the autolife system of the installation piece. Thus, the initiator will dissipate once the system started to function.

  • Research (Software/Program)

    | However, they will transform into a documenter to help collect and gather pedagogical materials (tools) produced during the entire life activity of the installation piece.

    | As groundwork this component has three sub-components namely: Documentation, Swarm Bibliotheque (Library), and Workshop.

  • Documentation

    | Documentation is responsible in gathering and collecting pedagogical materials (tools) produced during the entire life activity of the installation piece.

    | It harvests the fruits, whether it is good or bad, for everyone to evaluate and use in their own ways of dealing with ecological crisis in their everyday life.

    | Recorded audio materials of programmed workshops and talks will be played back for low power radiobroadcast and/or keeping for archiving for future use.

  • Swarm Bibliotheque | Swarm Bibliotheque is

    a tactical library composed of information materials provided and temporarily loaned by five major participants (Over/Out, Onsite Infoshop, Etniko Bandido, Marindukanon, and CivLab) of the installation piece.

  • Swarm Bibliotheque

    | However, the materials will be curated according to the categorical research goal. The materials will vary from printed matters to digital and the participating public is encouraged to use it whether they download or photocopy the materials.

  • Workshop

    The workshop is the life energy of the proposed installation piece. This is where the conjuction of five major participants together with the public occur.

    The workshop is expected not to limit itself in sharing and exchange of premade knowledge by major participants but to explore new possibilities by engaging with each other and the participatory public.

    Moreover, the workshop demands friendship and empathy to allow crosspollination of ideas (both practical and theoretical) similar to the relationship of wasps and orchids.

  • Workshop

    | Rather than adding to the chaos of information overload the aim of the workshop is to slowly process exchanged information/knowledge and make it useful in dealing with ecological crisis in our everyday life.

    | Thus, in this activity it reclaims back how humans make sense of the world. Over/Out, Onsite Infoshop, Etnikobandido, Marindukanon, and CivLab will spearhead the workshop with the assistance of a designated researcher.

  • The Setup (Hardware)

    | The Setup is an important component of the installation piece. It aims to provide physical environment, similar to a shell, for the software component to function.

    | As an exoskeleton of the installation piece it has three subcomponents namely; Solar Power, Wifi/Radio Station, and Space Design.

  • The Setup (Hardware)

    | The host (Vargas Museum) is definitely part of the exoskeleton. A designated researcher will help conceive the actualization of the hardware, however, the form of the hardware is left open to the general participants to transform.

  • D.I.Y. Solar Power

    | A renewable energy will power up the whole system providing the needed wattage enough to declare autonomy from our host (Vargas Museum).

    | However, this subpart of the hardware component affirms commensalist relationship with the said host and not completely parasitical.

  • Wi-Fi/Radio Station

    The practical use of wireless communications technology (Internet and Radio) in the hardware component of the installation piece is to transmit locally and globally the pedagogical materials generated in the entire duration of the show.

    This information distribution platform containing various ways of responding to ecological crisis aims to provide the public their tools in dealing with our current ecological condition

  • Wi-Fi/Radio Station

    | The WiFi station also aim to attract the public to participate in the installation piece by letting them use wireless Internet for free. Moreover, these technologies, as part of the hardware, are prototypes that can be used during disaster or crisis situation.

  • Space Design

    Space Design determines the successful management of the assigned space for the proposed installation piece. The designated researcher who will help conceive in designing the space has four design components to consider.

  • Design Components

    | Lounge, Library, Radio Station, Workshop. Obviously, these components are related to sedentary parts of the house or work space.

    | However, the principle of designing the space utilizes the theory of Temporary Autonomous Zones introduced by anarchist poet Hakim Bey.

    | Together with this principle is the exploration and use of precarious and salvaged materials commonly utilized by contemporary artists Thomas Hirschhorn and Stephanie Syjuco.

  • Software layout

  • Hardware layout

  • Tentative Schedule

  • Radyo itim Topics x format

    | Radyo itim Sunday regular pirate broadcast { sept. 28 ~ dec. 28, 2014

    | civ lab: dystopic future memory { mar. 31 { april 1 { april 2

    | when systems fail x planting rice { april 29, 2014

    | project bakawan: ethos. Bathos, pathos { February 12 march 14, 2015

  • Survival/ pag-iral Feb. 12-19, 2015

    | Primitivism x idigneous peoples { cordillera studies (ugat, anthro) { Mindanao stdies (pss, socio)

    | Aeta cultural change since Pinatubo { Bakwit phenomenon laro, tayo, dula ta { After sendong, pablo and IPs

    | c/o up manila x msu iit

  • sustainability/ likas kaya Feb. 20-27, 2015

    | sustainability/ likas kaya

    | Feb. 20-27, 2015 { flowergrave (underground gig, tugtugan) { mag-isa collective (paglalakbay) { feral crust (eviction, factory) { mutual aid not charity (workers) { bong dela torre SKAN { Pong Anarkulay SKAM

  • Ecology. Oikos (pook) Feb. 28-Mar 7, 2015

    | Urban x rural studies

    | Spaces x environment

    { mala-baklang espasyo/ multifunctionality of

    public parks

    { per-urban, spaces in transition? { humanitarian technologies

    | c/o samahang saliksik pasig, andres bukid, tin alvarez and co.

  • resistance/ aklasan Mar 8-14, 2 015

    | geopolitics, focus on the global south

    | direct action x solidarity

    { ASEAN integration { APEC summit { ARA network

    | c/o transform asia, autonomous rhizomes asia