District Gallery, Quezon City, Philippines
Exhibiting our Current State of Unrest and Demonstrating our Positions in the Time of Change by Artists Andrei Venal, Christina Lopez, Jaime Pacena III, Mervy Pueblo, Miko Aguilar, Ninotchka Rosca, Ralph Eya, and Sidney Valdez
WHEREAS, Proclamation of 8, will be issued on September 23, 2017 with eight (8) artists declaring our current and varied states of unrest, and signifying our clearest to the obscurest positions in this time that change has come, on account of the extant situation of the land;
WHEREAS, part of the reasons for the issuance of Proclamation of 8 exhibition are the series of existing ambiguities in the territory of the Republic of the Philippines or any part thereof, such as, the medial of contempt and approval in our people, the medial of action and apathy in our generation, the medial of accord and opposition in our freedom, the medial of disregard and honor in the human condition, and the constituting wholly or partially, the medial of assurance and intimidation in our truths and the public’s prerogatives. Thus, the need for a proclamation;
WHEREAS, in the Sections 1-8 of the gallery, the Artworks, including amendments, in any type of media, to be exhibited for a period not exceeding 60 days, will attempt a demonstration of the process, experience, and outcome of our present reality’s ambiguous stage, consummated by enforcing and/or resisting our individual state as an artist within a scope of contradicting roles and perspectives e.g., a dictator and a devotee, an ally and an enemy, a rebel and a believer, a perpetrator and a savior;
NOW, THEREFORE, WE, THE RALLIED ARTISTS, Citizens of Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in us by our freedom, truth, and dignity, do hereby provide our statement and proclaim:
“Sa kaso na ikaw ay nasa gitna – kung ikaw ang may sala at ikaw rin ang biktima, ano ang iyong idedeklara?”
“Look Who’s Tokhing”
Performance with Sound Art by Lean Ordinario
Are you sacred? Are you scared?
You are scared. You are sacred.
Are they sacred? Are they scared?
They are scared. They are sacred.
You cared. They cared.
Am I sacred? Am I scared?
I cared. I am not sacred.
We are not scared.