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Maybe In Another Universe

Barengasse Museum, Zurich

October 4 - 7, 2014



Maybe in Another Universe features two politically discerning works from Mark Salvatus – a Filipino artist based in Manila that have been shown extensively in Asia, Oceania and some parts of Europe. His works have been exhibited at  the 3rd Singapore Biennale, the 4th Guangzhou Triennial, the Koganecho Bazaar parallel event of the Yokohama Triennale and the Jakarta Biennale XIV to name a few.

The screening will feature his 2013 video work titled “Souvenirs” where he bought his uncle’s laptop and discovered several images and video clips from his uncle’s travel as a seaman for 24 years. In relation to this piece, the special exhibition will also feature Salvatus’ 2014 video work titled “Current Affair$” where he tackles the sociology and anthropology of migration, capital and diaspora in the Philippines – a country known to be one of the biggest exporters of labor worldwide.

The exhibition will explore the cesspool of capital (remittances) with labor, globalization and cultural exchange via memory and autobiographical journeys. The title Maybe in Another Universe alludes to some larger truth about suffering and the incessant hoping of ironically aspiring for a better future wherein one can stay at home and live a sustainable life without having to be slaves in some distant far away land.

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