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Please find here the approved applications to the Social Art Award 2021 – New Greening. The open call was closed on 1 May.

The next Open Call for the Social Art Ward will be opened in 2023.

 

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Hilabana
by Venazir Hannah Laxa Martinez
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Title:
Hilabana

Author:
Venazir Hannah Laxa Martinez

Description:
Project Hila-bana is a social experiment using a street art hunt that led the public to experience an innovative outdoor gallery/ museum. I democratized the perception of the public from the extravagance of the artworld. My series of public art located in Baguio City, Philippines, entitled Hila-bana, temporary stitching; pulled thread, which is a term used as the unifying concept of my works portraying the figures of the collective identities of the indigenous ethnolinguistic groups in the region. The theoretical framework was inspired by the Perception theory of Gestalt. A school thought meaning that The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The red string depicts the major material used in our universal weaving traditions, connects each cultural advocate of the respective ethnolinguistic group, and pictures the fluidity in spaces of our cultural groups in a region. The core story is that these individuals spread, they went on their separate ways, they walk, they run, they crawl. They are in search of something. While they’re in the process of discovering themselves, unconsciously, they are losing their color the further they go, the more details of their clothes diminish. They are looking for their concept of identity from external influences. The locals will try to look for the connecting threads to look at the cultural advocates who are in search of their identity.
Description:
Project Hila-bana is a social experiment using a street art hunt that led the public to experience an innovative outdoor gallery/ museum. I democratized the perception of the public from the extravagance of the artworld. My series of public art located in Baguio City, Philippines, entitled Hila-bana, temporary stitching; pulled thread, which is a term used as the unifying concept of my works portraying the figures of the collective identities of the indigenous ethnolinguistic groups in the region. The theoretical framework was inspired by the Perception theory of Gestalt. A school thought meaning that The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The red string depicts the major material used in our universal weaving traditions, connects each cultural advocate of the respective ethnolinguistic group, and pictures the fluidity in spaces of our cultural groups in a region. The core story is that these individuals spread, they went on their separate ways, they walk, they run, they crawl. They are in search of something. While they’re in the process of discovering themselves, unconsciously, they are losing their color the further they go, the more details of their clothes diminish. They are looking for their concept of identity from external influences. The locals will try to look for the connecting threads to look at the cultural advocates who are in search of their identity.