Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Errol Orbida aka Chill presents a catalog of photos that documents random moments of life in the streets of Manila. Orbida, who is better known for his work as a street / graffiti artist, returns to the medium that initiated his practice. Photography, according to the artist, investigates a moment being captured into an image, and is a universal language commonly used by artists.

In the exhibit Random Index, a slideshow of more or less three thousand photos is projected on a wall that can be viewed from the outside, giving the people access to Orbida’s perspective. The daily evening projection on the façade of the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ (CCP) Main Theater Building is installed via a mirror projection system in the 4th floor atrium, adjacent to Orbida’s exhibition of photos printed on both paper and wood. The sizeable number of projected images is a play on how the viewer can randomly select images either by familiarity or how they relate and react to it. The wall is essential for it acts like a public space, echoing the artist’s background in street art. Random Index is the artist’s way of communicating awareness through images.

Orbida is also interested in presenting other similarities between his two artistic practices such as finding the perfect spot or the perfect moment. Random Index also plays with the idea of reflection and the process of image making in photography. The artist reflects on random moments, the camera reflects light, the light is reflected by the projector, the mirror reflects the image to the public. The entire process ideally ends with arming the public with questions to be reflected upon, giving more value and meaning to an image which was selected randomly both by the artist and the viewer.

Errol Orbida (b. 1989, Manila) is a graduate of the Far Eastern University. Selected solo and group exhibitions include A Letter from Manila and Storyteller at Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery, Wildest Moments and Behind the Scene at Secret Fresh Gallery, Tutok: Soena at Manila Contemporary, iD 1 at Blanc Gallery, and Tutok: Ano Bayan!? and Remnants at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

Opening Reception:
September 21, 2016, Wednesday, 6:00 pm

Artist Talk:
October 19, 2016, Wednesday, 4:00 pm

Exhibit Duration:
September 21 to November 6, 2016
Pasilyo Victorio Edades (4F Hallway Gallery) and 4F Atrium

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