Posted on June 20, 2011 by Hannah
Hmm where to begin? I’ll try my best to recreate the experience here cause it really was a memorable one. Please bear with me. It has been almost two months now since this show opened, so i hope i didn’t miss anything.
On May 3, Liongoren Gallery opened it’s doors with “The Ghost in the Machine” exhibition. It’s ironic that I’m only posting about it now since we’re already wrapping up the show and obviously I’m just being sentimental. I guess i’ve grown attached to the artworks since I lived with them for over a month now.. eep x___x . This exhibit is the brain(heart)child of Goldie Poblador. Also the very first show I was closely involved with in my parents’ gallery, i played the role of exhibit designer/coordinator, which is something new and yet strangely familiar to me (not to sound pretentious or anything). It all began back in 2009 when i approached Goldie about doing an exhibition in our gallery. It was during this time when I was just about to finish my Interior design course and simultaneously supervising the renovations in the gallery while finalizing my decision about working Vietnam. There was so much changes happening in my life that it was a wonderful break when Goldie saw the space I redesigned and agreed to do a show! I really admired Goldie’s installation work from her thesis exhibit and the preceding installations she worked on after that and you can’t imagine how excited I was with what she’ll come up with in our gallery space.
A year and a handful of email correspondence later “The Ghost in the Machine” was born and subsequently conceived a special tribute performance art “Flight of the Primal Being” by our friends Vinty Lava, Denise Castillo and Martin De Mesa. I didn’t really know Goldie well aside from being team mates in bowling (Team Burton) and our spaghetti binging sessions in college but now i admire Goldie not only for the work she does but also for her heart. It was really great working with a sincere artist such as herself. I’m not very articulate so I’ll let the photos and video speak for itself. Enjoy!
December 2010 : My first visit at her studio/house
Goldie demonstrating how she creates her delicate glass sculptures. Look..
January 2011: Trip to Anggono
Goldie and I headed to Anggono to check out the progress of her works which was being polished by Mang Rading the framer and Mang Charlie the cement sculptor.
originally the sculptures look like this. That’s Charlie on the far right talking to Goldie.
Since Antipolo was on the way, we visited my dad for awhile… I just had to make a little tribute since it was father’s day yesterday and this photo is so pleasant to look at. (/segue)
Late April 2011: Day 1 Installation
During the 1st Day of installation, the two main pieces were delivered from Angono by Mang Charlie’s battalion of assistants.
1st the “Bird Goddess”
and then came “Goddess of the Now”
The next day, I saw this little creature resting in one of Godlie’s cement artworks.
This is IC – the artist/boyfriend/curator extraordinaire of Goldie’s show. We borrowed him for a while from Ateneo gallery.
I asked Goldie to make a hand made Title board and look at what she came up with – photo of the work in progress.
Goldie and IC Installing the title board.
TARAN! It’s all done! Thanks to my brother for taking Photos of the space.
The last two photos are by Erik Liongoren. To see more of this exhibit go here.
Flight of the Primal Being
We shot Martin the talented performance artist in our studio with the help of my dear friends Digo and Jj with the direction of Denise Castillo the video artist.
Vinty Lava the one who created music for the Flight of the Primal Being talking to IC, in one of our brainstorming sessions.
May 3 2011: The opening
AA little incense ceremony before the opening time.
Fine arts friends reunited! Friday and Denise the foxy ladies on the right are responsible for the write up of the exhibit press release and video art of Flight of the Primal being.
That’s Pog with stoked Goldie.. Pog wrote the beautiful wall notes you see above. Which you can read here.
It was such a long day, but it was beautiful.
Goldie in her element – lotus position during the late hours of the night.
I'm Hannah a visual artist from Manila, Philippines. I have a cat named Shroom and we live in an art gallery. Hopefully i get to tell my stories and musings here when I'm not lazy or busy... or lazy. :P Oh and all photos are taken by me unless noted otherwise.