On July 31, 2014, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) will have an Artist’s Talk by filmmaker Cocoy Lumbao. Lumbao is one of the 12 artists featured in the exhibition The Surface of the World: Architecture and the Moving Image which is ongoing until September 27, 2014. The exhibition is partially funded by the National Committee on Architecture and the Allied Arts of the National Commission on Culture and the Arts.

For his talk, Cocoy Lumbao will be discussing his featured work entitled Index (Elevated Train), a video which was a result of Lumbao riding the LRT (a monorail) through the old quarter of Manila while standing still behind the driver. He will also discuss his filmmaking process and his view of Manila.

Cocoy Lumbao was born on July 31, 1977 in Manila, Philippines. He graduated from the University of the Philippines in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in Film and Audiovisual communication. His works dwell and linger on images of disbelief and untruth that appear real even if they are virtually distorted.

In an early work, Lumbao films an airport flight monitor with flight numbers listed against a blue screen, with the status for each indicated by blinking words. He fakes these flights and renders them all cancelled, with the notion that the scenario still be believable because of the blinking flight information.

His works include Symposia, Vanguard, Untitled (Eclipse Ver 1), Untitled (Eclipse Ver 2), and Index (Elevated Train), which were featured in Futuramanila at Osage Gallery, Kowloon, Hong Kong in 2008.

For more details, please call the museum at (63 2) 230-5100 loc 3897 or email at mcad@benilde.edu.ph.

De La Salle University - College of Saint Benilde/Angelo King International Center is located at Arellano Ave. corner Estrada St., Malate, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines