October 23 - November 4, 2017

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WSK unveils its latest iteration of the Festival of The Recently Possible: WSK AXIS 2017. To push for a stronger new media art community across Asia, the 8th version features an axis of exhibitions, concerts, fora, and workshops from contemporaries in Asia.

<EXHIBIT> “INTERSTICES: Manifolds of the In-Between”

Curated by Tengal Drilon, the exhibit will showcase works from new media artists from Japan and the Philippines. Artworks and performances will be installed in Center for Campus Art, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. More details about the show is found in our website: https://www.wsk.io/exhibition/.

Free admission, but you have to register your name here: http://bit.ly/WSKAxis2017ExhibitionsTicketRegistration

6TH FLOOR, BLACK BOX:

Ryoichi Kurokawa | Houxo Que | Tsuyoshi Hisakado | Pauline and Ivan Despi | Tad Ermitanio

6TH FLOOR, HALLWAY:

Tad Ermitanio | Ian Carlo Jaucian | Katsuki Nogami

5TH FLOOR, FOYER GALLERY:

Derek Tumala

<PERFORMANCES AND CONCERTS>

WSK 2017 will feature concerts on the evenings after the scheduled fora in the College of Saint Benilde in order to provide a platform for independent practitioners who produce the wealth of material from which researchers, curators, and archivists draw and re-establishing connections among a variety of different independent sound and media artists and collectives in the Philippines, the South East Asian region, and elsewhere on the globe. These programs will be handled by Erick Calilan and Itos Ledesma, artists who use sound as a medium of inquiry.

More details about the events are found in their respective event pages. Follow it for exciting updates:

Noisebath X Ruthless | 24 Oct 9PM
RSVP: http://bit.ly/WSKAxis2017TodayXFuture

LABYRINTH | 25 Oct 9PM
RSVP: http://bit.ly/WSKAxis2017XXXXConcert

HIVE | 27 Oct 9PM
RSVP: http://bit.ly/WSKAxis2017DULO

X-pol: Buwan Buwan × Maltine 9PM
http://bit.ly/WSKAxis2017Xpol

KPR X WSK | 29 Oct 9PM
http://bit.ly/WSKAxis2017KPRCollab

<FORA> WSK Feedback Forum: “A Preliminary Archaeology of Experiments in Sonic Practice”

The WSK Feedback Forum will be held at the College of St. Benilde – School of Design and Art from October 25 to 28, 2017. Subtitled as “A Preliminary Archaeology of Experiments in Sonic Practice,” the main focus of the fora is to map and later publish the various histories of sound practice in the Philippines across different generations and locations—from it’s early intersections with punk and experimental film in the late 80’s and 90’s as elaborated by Children of Cathode Ray member Tad Ermitano, to late 90’s-early 00’s artist-run space ecologies as remembered by artist-curator Lena Cobangbang, onwards to the mid 00’s and ongoing sound and media art efforts of Tengal Drilon, to organizing and networking sound art projects outside the capital as documented by Erick Calilan and the Cavite- based EXIST network, and much more.

The fora also extends to WSK’s immediate network in Asia: from independent sound archivists (David Tarigan of Irama Nusantara, Jakarta and Joe Kidd of The Ricecooker Archives, Kuala Lumpur), key instigators and sound organizers (Sound Pocket of Hong Kong, Ujikaji of Singapore, Jogja Noise Bombing of Jogjakarta), to renowned sound culture scholars and researchers, such as Nakagawa Katsushi (Yokohama). The fora is co-convened and organized by Dayang Yraola and Merv Espina, both of whom have been actively and independently researching and curating sound and media art, with a keen focus on Asia, in the past decade.

The WSK Feedback Forum kicks off with a special panel on Asian Media Art in partnership with Asia Center Japan Foundation.

More details about the fora are found in their respective event pages. Follow it for updates:

Asian New Media Art Forum | 25 Oct
RSVP: http://bit.ly/WSKAxis2017Forum1

Generations of Sound Practice in the Philippines | 26 Oct
RSVP: http://bit.ly/WSKAxis2017Forum2

Scene Reports: Sonic Practices in Asia | 27 Oct
RSVP: http://bit.ly/WSKAxis2017Forum3

Independent Sound Archiving, Historicizing and Discourses | 28 Oct
RSVP: http://bit.ly/WSKAxis2017Forum4

<WORKSHOPS>

THE MEDIUM IS THE MESS AGE | 26 Oct 1-6pm | 5th Floor, Sceneshop, School of Design and Arts

Enroll: http://bit.ly/WSKAxisPaintingWorkshop

HERESY: WOMEN IN TECH | 27 Oct 10-5pm | 5th Floor, Sceneshop, School of Design and Arts

10:00AM-12:00 NN | SOUND AFX: Teresa Barozzo

1:00PM-3:00PM | OPEN SOURCE DESIGN: Gladys Regalado

3:00PM-5:00PM | PROJECTION DESIGN: Joee Mejias

Enroll: http://bit.ly/HeresyWorkshops

DUAL OSCILLATOR DIY SYNTHEZISER WORKSHOP| 29 Oct 1-7pm | UP Space

Enroll: http://bit.ly/DIYSyntheziserWorkshop

16-BIT ANALOG VIDEO SYNTHEZISER WORKSHOP | 29 Oct 1-7pm | UP Space

Enroll: http://bit.ly/16-BITANALOGVIDEOSYNTHEZISERWORKSHOP

School of Design and Arts, Manila