Hands on! : Report from Cordillera


Hands on! : Report from Cordillera

Haruka Furusaka x Anjo Bolarda

Osaka based artist, Haruka Furusaka & Manila based artist, Anjo Bolarda will be sharing their experiences from the art workshops they have conducted in the Mountain Province. Incidentally, fair trade coffee “KAPI TAKO” from the Cordillera Region will be served for free. Join us!


February 5, 2014 | Wednesday | 3-5PM | hello@98-b.org


Haruka Furusaka creates watercolor prints by using a Japanese traditional woodblock printmaking technique. She uses natural soils from the surrounding environment as color pigments. Her work tries to explore the possibilities of making use of the contemporary printmaking practice to advocate for the environment.  In 2012 and 2013, she facilitated an environmental education program in Mountain Province in which she worked with students to make their own woodcut picture book using local folklores that they heard from their families.



Anjo Bolardo is a self-taught artist whose works have been showcased and exhibited in several international venues. He calls his illustration style “Sukiyaki-Western” (coined from Tarantino’s film Sukiyaki Western, Diango). It is a marriage of Japanese art, Western street art and low brow illustrations. He is a member of 98B COLLABoratory. In January 2014, Anjo facilitated an art training workshop for grade school teachers in Sabangan.


This talk is co-organized by Cordillera Green Network & 98B COLLABoratory with the kind support from the Japan Foundation, Manila.

98B COLLABoratory

413 Escolta St.

Mezzanine, First United Building

Binondo, Manila, PHILIPPINES 1000

rePorts:Koganecho Bazaar 2013, Joey Cobcobo, Marika Constantino & Mayumi Hirano



rePorts:Koganecho Bazaar 2013

Joey Cobcobo, Marika Constantino & Mayumi Hirano 

rePORTS is a platform under the “TALKS” program of 98B. Here, artists who have gone overseas, impart to the local art community their experiences and learnings before, during and after their trip. This October 12, 2013, Joey Cobcobo, Mayumi Hirano and Marika Constantino will talk about their recent participation in Koganecho Bazaar 2013 in Yokohama, Japan. They will touch on various aspects of the said event: Cobcobo as 98B COLLABoratory’s recommendation to their artist-in-residence program, Hirano as the curator for the Alternative Routes Symposium that gathered Asian researchers and curators and Constantino as 98B’s consultant for the exhibit and representative for the symposium.

October 12, 2013 (Saturday), 1 pm, FREE
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98B COLLABoratory
413 Escolta St.
Mezanine Level, First United Building
Binondo, Manila, PHILIPPINES 1000

After Fukushima Talk by Jong Pairez, Kaori Yoshida & Nobu Nishikimi



After Fukushima

Talk by Jong Pairez, Kaori Yoshida & Nobu Nishikimi 

98B COLLABoratory

413 Escolta St. First United, Escolta, Manila 

5 October 2013


In 1945 U.S. tested their atom bombs against actual targets – Hiroshima and Nagasaki was virtually wiped out. Those who survived endured fatal diseases and became popularly known as Hibakusha. Sixty-­‐six years later same catastrophe repeated but the bomb exploded right next in the doorstep of Post-­‐industrial Japan. Experts say Fukushima nuclear crisis is at par with Chernobyl.
The said catastrophe alarmed the general population especially young Japanese people. They mobilized, lobbied and creatively expressed their thoughts and desire to rethink nuclear dependent and anthropocentric lifestyle. In this talk event (talk as performance art) our guests from Fukushima and Tokyo will share their experiences and ideas of alternative lifestyle that is importantly relevant not only in the Philippines but also the Planet.

Pairez (Artist, Anarchist)
A long time Filipino migrant in Japan and is now currently finishing Bachelor of Fine Arts at University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts. His proposed degree thesis is related to Fukushima’s ongoing nuclear crisis. Jong Pairez is the co-­‐author behind the infamous Solublefish Zine, produced experimental short videos and exhibited works of contemporary art between Tokyo and Manila.

Kaori Yoshida (Artist, Anarchist)
Born in Tokyo, spent childhood in New York, currently residing in Guitar/vocals of the Japanese punk band The Happening. Has a strong, long, on-­‐going background in D.I.Y. punk and political/social activism, including food activism, homeless outreach, anti-­‐capitalist & anti-­‐war activities, etc. Kaori
Yoshida is also a vegan, cat-­‐lover and bike punk.

Hironobu Nishikimi a.k.a. Nobu (Craftsman, Anarchist)
Born, raised and currently residing in Fukushima. Member of Fukushima punk bands Swindles (guitar/vocals) and Band of Accuse (guitar). Interested in delivering his messages of anti-­‐nuke via not only music but also D.I.Y. art such as
drawings, patches, etc. Nobu is also a Japanese lantern craftsman.

THE HAPPENING (Japanese Punk Rock band)
The Happening is a female fronted D.I.Y. punk band based in Tokyo, Japan, although recently bassist Sacchan relocated to Fukushima. The current line-­‐up is Kaori (guitar/vocals), Sacchan (bass/vocals), and Suguru (drums). The songs,
musically, range from hardcore to simple melodic tunes, but the lyrics always have political and social themes. All members also have a political background as well as their long involvement in the punk scene in Japan, and are active in
various struggles of the times. The Happening often plays and organizes shows at D.I.Y. spaces and also at demonstrations and political rallies as well. This is their first tour in the Philippines.

5 October 2013

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Mobility & Belonging

98B TALKS at August 10, 2013 (Saturday), 4:00pm, FREE RSVP: 09178311943 | 09393744889

Currently completing her Master of Arts (Art in Public Space) at RMIT University, Melbourne. At present Manalo's art practice has been in the production of transitory public artworks that reflect on shifts, transitions and the condition of living between polarities of culture and geography, and the nature of interstitial realities.

Riza Manalo has been exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions since 1994. Her work has been shown in galleries and film screenings internationally, including Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY; ABC NO RIO, New York, NY; Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Dumbo Art Centre, Brooklyn, NY; P.S. 122, New York, NY; Contemporary Museum of Honolulu, HI; Cultural Centre of the Philippines; New York Video Film Festival, Lincoln Centre New York, NY; National Geographic All Roads Film Festival, Washington, DC; Rotterdam International Film Festival, Netherlands; Federation Square Light in Winter Festival, Melbourne and Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, among others. Her works are held in collections in Australia, Philippines and U.S.A. She now lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.

98B COLLABoratory 413 Escolta St. Mezanine Level, First United Building Binondo, Manila, PHILIPPINES 1000

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Mira Asriningtyas


Call for participants: Independent Book Making Workshop by Mira Asriningtyas (98B Artist-in-Residence - III 2013) up to 10 slots only! FREE! 

“Independent Book-Making Club" is a workshop for artists who prefer to 'exhibit' their work in the form of an artbook. In this workshop, Mira Asriningtyas will present several examples of independent books. Together with the participants they will explore simple book binding techniques. The workshop is limited to 5 to 10 people so please register and reserve your slots.

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Dito Yuwono


Contemporary photography practice in Yogyakarta- Indonesia
by Dito Yuwono

This presentation will talk about the contemporary photography practice that is happening in 
Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Contemporary photography in Yogyakarta has seen a lot of progress in the 
last four years. Interestingly, the practice of using photography as a medium and a movement is now understood from different points of view, making it more open to everyone else.

Dito Yuwono is a contemporary photographer currently in Manila for 98B's Project and Research Residency Program. He is part of the Mes56, an artist collective that tries to give a current view on the photography practice in Yogyakarta.

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Hirokazu Nagata

Hirokazu Nagata

98B & Japan Foundation Manila presents Disaster + Design: Disaster preparedness projects developed by creators, lecture by Mr. Hirokazu Nagata

Chair of NPO (non-profit organization) Plus Arts

Japan is well known for earthquakes. The Japanese people have suffered great damage and hardship as a result of large earthquakes occurring regularly all over the country. In 1995, more than 6,400 people died when the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake struck Kobe , Mr. Nagata's hometown. In 2005 against the background of this experience, he conducted interviews and surveys with 167 victims to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the great earthquake. They learned useful knowledge and skills on the site of the disaster, and this research and combined with the dynamic of design and art was used to invent and conduct various disaster preparedness projects. 

In the lecture, Mr. Nagata will introduce these various disaster preparedness projects further developed by different artists, creators and architects over the years.


Hirokazu Nagata was born 1968 in Hyogo Prefecture , Japan . He completed a post-graduate course at Osaka University in 1993 and founded ‘iop City Culture Creation Research Institute' in 2001 (incorporated in 2006). He also established NPO Plus Arts in 2006, for which he serves as Board Chairperson, and is working on the promotion of disaster prevention education within and outside Japan for which he both plans and delivers various events, lectures and seminars. He also acts as disaster preparedness consultant to many companies including Tokyo Gas and MUJI.


Main projects include:‘Iza! Kaeru Caravan' (since 2005).‘JISHIN EXPO' (2006).‘SAVE YOURSELF'(since 2008).‘JISHIN ITSUMO + MUJI' (since 2008). Awards: The 6th Twenty-First Century Town-Making Award and Social Activity Award, The 1st MLIT Town-Making Award, Safety and Comfort Section (from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism)

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At this research project, Suzuki focused on potential of crafts for community revival and seeks cross-cultural solutions by sharing his findings and ideas. The presentation by Suzuki will be compilations of his research and observations on condition of local crafts (Weaving, hat making and traditional decoration making) and family-run manufacture industries (Sewing company, Marble quarry, Shoe-making company and Jeepney fabricator) in urban and non-urban settings both in Japan and the Philippines.

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Reese Geronimo


98B Talks X BEhance Philippines presents Reese Geronimo Reese Geronimo is a creative from Sydney, Australia. Being half Filipino Reese is back in the Philippines to reconnect with her roots and wanting to share her Australian experiences in the creative industry. A Graphic Designer/Art Director by trade Reese will talk about her side projects from managing street art galleries, to performing in front of thousands of people.

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JEF CARNAY QUALIA: Experiencing Bandung 

Jef Carnay shared his experiences from his previous residency at Roma Arts in Bandung Indonesia . Carnay presented his process in doing the Qualia Project,a performance series where in the artist’ situates himself in a location deliberately engaging to the whole experience of the place, the people, the object, and the activities making the space and its component the main material for the performance, an attempt to make the vicarious – direct, archiving the memory through the artist’s body; making the daily a moment of important acquisition, the untried into familiar.

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Claudia Del Fierro


Her videos combine visual and audio elements to delineate a social critique focusing on the climate of uncertainty, surveillance in public spaces, the vulnerability of existence, the status of women in Chile, class relationships, the media, and the role of the artist in society. 

About the Artist Claudia Del Fierro graduated with a visual arts degree in Universidad de Chile. She is currently taking Critical and Pedagogical Studies at the Malmö Art Academy in Sweden. She has exhibited in Santiago, Berlin, Melbourne, Paris, Madrid and New York and has been presented at the Bienal de La Habana in Cuba and Bienal Mercosul in Brazil. She currently lives and works between Chile, Sweden and Germany. This talk is a public program of YOU HAVE EVERY RIGHT, February 16 - April 20, 2013, Ateneo Art Gallery, Ateneo De Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.

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MARTA MORENO MUÑOZ Art as an experience of dissolution of the self

Marta Moreno Muñoz talked about her practice, The Unifiedfield and her ongoing project in the Philippines Lost Paradise. The Unifiedfield is an independent art space and artist-run organization focusing on the experimental aspects of sound, video and
performance art. It previously occupied a traditional complex amongst rice fields in Yogyakarta (Indonesia), subsequently moving into a cave in Granada (Spain) before settling in an antique building nestled in Granada’s historic Moorish quarters, the Albayzín, where it currently runs its Artist-In-Residence (AIR) programme. Lost Pradise deals with the theme of the regression towards our animal condition, approached from a perspective close to pantheism and with a feeling of oneness with nature. The main idea of this project is “becoming buffalo”, intended as a journey, an expansion of Being through the dissolution of the self, an attempt of ontological transformation establishing a co-existence with the buffaloes by bathing daily with them in the water and remaining
completely silent in a meditative state for the duration of one month. The whole process will be documented with video and this material will lead to a video-performance and to a film installation.

Marta Moreno Muñoz (Spain, 1978) is a performance and video artist with a background in experimental theatre and other timebased arts. Graduating in 2002 with a M.A in Fine Arts, her work has focused predominantly on “feminine” subjectivity, dissolution of
the ego and the notion of pre-oedipal nostalgia in response to a patriarchal and undesirable reality. She is at present in a transitional stage, shifting towards the conceptualization of larger-scale projects exploring the complex interchange between performance art and cinematic language.  Currently nomadic, she is working on personal artistic projects, researching for her PhD Thesis “Art as an Experience of Dissolution of the Self” and co-directing The Unifiedfield with Marc Chia; Marta Moreno has lived, produced and engaged in artistic works in Spain, UK, Turkey, India, The Netherlands, Indonesia and exhibited worldwide.


Marta Moreno Muñoz’ residency and program in the Philippines is supported by the National Arts Council of Singapore and the Arts
Professional Grant Singapore

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Photos by Gerome Soriano



FOR THE RECORD: a forum on the problematics between historiography and performance


Agency and the Crafting of Discourse around Filipino Performance Art 

FOR THE RECORD: a forum on the problematics between historiography and performance Jef Carnay| Lena Cobangbang | Boyet Demesa | Judy Sibayan moderated by Eileen Legaspi Ramirez 3-5pm, 19 January 2013 @ 98B COLLABoratory How is performance art represented in the narratives of Philippine art and what are the problems underlying this stream of creative practice vis-à-vis the disposition of its practitioners to participate in its historicization? Alternately, how do artists and witnesses (or audience- participants who include the critic-historian) produce themselves through documentation, these moments of historicization--which Rebecca Schneider calls “performance remains?” How is documentation re-constituted as an aspect of a history of performance art practice? Taking off from Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez's ongoing research on the problematics between historiography and performance, this forum will attempt to tease out and confront narratives of performance art in the Philippines as evoked in a discussion among artists who constitute the field through a spectrum of performative practices.

Photos by Dante Castillo & Vitzka Altre

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Stories from the North


Stories from the North

Film Screening organized by Artists for Peaceful and Independent 

Reunification of Korea

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Kingdom of Rebel #3


Kingdom Of Rebel is a platform made by House of Natural Fiber (HONF) in 2003, this platform provide facilities for creative thinkers in realizing innovative ideas into reality, it will produce people with creative mindset to built a new system, whether it is a result of adoption, adaptation, or innovation.

1. ENERGY ROOM - Chandra Danu Kumoro [Abah] and Sostenes Alfonsos– [5 minutes]
They are the founder of ENERGYROOM, a party organizer and DJ management. Colorize the Yogyakarta nightlife on raves and club party since 2002

2. OPEN APPARREL - Stella Maris and Ratna Djuwita [5 minutes]
A platform that tries to open new opportunities for the fashion industry in Indonesia, or more
broadly. By nature generic and DIY to develop ideas and creativities, so it can compete in local and international markets, developing secondary industries, increase employment opportunities and open new possibilities

3. CANGKANG SERIGALA - Ican Harem [5 minutes]
Cangkang Serigala is a unique band that using black metal karaoke as their main performance platform. They are actively involved in urban art and underground music movement.

4. Area XYZ – Irvin Domi [5 minutes]
Areaxyz.com Web is about youth culture of music, art, events, lifestyle, clothing and anything else that is very close to the activities of young people passionately energetic and creative.

5. Sound Boutique – Lintang Enrico [5 minutes]
Soundboutique Forum established since 2005, which is forum for electronic musician in Yogyakarta. Soundboutique held a electronic music festival continuesly called “Electrocity” 

Total: 50 minutes, Venue: 98B Arts Collaboratory, Escolta. 

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House of Natural Fiber
The House Of Natural Fiber (HONF) is a non profit organization runs by a community of artists, scientists and educators in Yogyakarta. They implement Education Focus Program [EFP] as their curriculum
and platform of activities, which is mostly concerned with the needs of cross-collaborative actions responding to technology development and practical use in daily life. HONF runs a fabrication lab

(FABLAB) and hackerspace in Jogjakarta; and the first one of it’s kind in South East Asia.

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Papermoon Puppet Theatre


"Salam Kenal : a greeting from Indonesia" Talk by Papermoon Puppet Theatre, Yogyakarta, Indonesia Papermoon Puppet Theatre is a 6 year old puppet company based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It is ran by Iwan Effendi and Maria Tri Sulistyani (Ria). Drawing on the hip, youthful vibe of Indonesia’s preeminent college town and arts hotspot Yogyakarta, the company uses the whimsy and seeming innocence of beautiful, simple puppets to create multimedia performances. These tackle political persecution and the personal side of history, in a way that promises to bring Indonesian history home and spark dialogue among audience and artists. Combining Iwan's experience as a visual artist and Ria's work as a children's book author and illustrator have resulted into interesting performances on and off the stage. On their one month residency with Manila Contemporary, they are learning, absorbing, observing and sharing life and art in Philippines.

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Keijiro Suzuki


Keijiro Suzuki’s main subject is about perceptions and context in life. The talk will elaborate his own observations about culture and perspectives in cross-cultural context. His current interest is about development and formation of culture and influences of Japan and other countries by referring to history and current social, cultural and political situations both in Japan and other countries. The talk will focus on his observations and analysis addressed through his installation work and his method, as well as his recent observation on Asia regions through his artistic and curatorial perspectives.

Keijiro Suzuki received his BA in Humanities and Social sciences from Nagoya City University, Nagoya, Japan, in 2004. Suzuki completed his MFA in Sculpture from University of Houston in 2010. He has exhibited his projects and work widely such as Houston Center for Photography (Houston, the U.S.), Saltworks gallery (Atlanta, the U.S.), the Blaffer gallery (Houston, the U.S.), Jakarta Biennale #14 (Jakarta, Indonesia) and UniCredit Bank Sofia (Sofia, Bulgaria). He has also participated in numerous artist in residence programs including Project Row Houses (Houston, the U.S.), Diverseworks (Houston, the U.S.) Hilmsen residence project (Salzwedel, Germany) and GlogauAIR (Berlin, Germany). He has also worked on curatorial projects and art and community development projects such as Station Museum of Contemporary Art, the temporary space and Akiyoshidai International Art Village among others. 


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Mimi Tecson



Art Talk by Mimi Tecson

Mimi Tecson will talk about her recent project about memory, objects and space. Through REVISITING Aling Nene’s Sari-sari Store where she brought to life her grandmother’s old store in Sampaloc, Manila as an installation at the Koganecho Bazaar 2012. This is an annual art project in Yokohama, Japan. Mimi was part of their 3-month artist residency program.

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Mary Mattingly


Mary Mattingly, whose artistic practice addresses nomadic themes with current and future global environmental and political conditions, is in the Philippines on a fellowship through smARTpower. Mattingly's Artist Talk will expound on her general practice and interests as an art practitioner. This will take place at 3:00pm on Saturday, 29 September in 98B Art Collaboratory, First United Building, 413 Escolta Street, Manila. Mattingly’s work addresses nomadic themes within current and future global environmental and political conditions, focusing on the interdependence of communities facing challenging political and climatic conditions. She has been exhibiting since 2000, and is the recipient of several awards. During the summer of 2009, she led a group of artists, builders, civic activists, scientists, and marine engineers in the creation of the Waterpod Project, a mobile, sculptural, autonomous habitat and public space built on a 3,000-square-foot barge. The Waterpod Project was designed to be an experimental platform for assessing the efficacy of onboard living systems, as well as to provide a public space for conversation and questioning the status quo concerning energy, water, food, and shelter. Over 200,000 people visited the Waterpod and participated in programs ranging from tours to classes, tutorials, music, and meet-ups.

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Artrepreneurship is the merging of two unlikely, conflicting worlds – business and art. It’s about finding the balance of connecting your work to an audience, making your work and profession as an artist financially viable, and finding fulfillment in the entire process. 

Loven Ramos is a visual poet who had a rocky start with art. After being refused by his folks to study Fine Arts for practical purposes, he packed his bags after college and moved to Manila to try his luck in art but was rejected from one gallery to another. He became an accidental ART-repreneur when he moved to Cambodia from the Philippines in 2005 where he began his journey as a graphic designer for a hotel then eventually became a full time artist – leading to exhibitions in Beijing, Singapore and New York. He then collaborated with artist and designer friends to open the One Gallery, Poetry and ArtDeli in Siem Reap and Artillery in Phnom Penh. Last year, he opened 1961 - a hybrid of hotel, gallery, residence for visiting artists and performance space. He also co-founded Angkor Art Explo - a traveling art festival in Siem Reap and Battambang. He is currently organizing the Northern Kingdoms Poetry Journeys, a two-city writing festival in Siem Reap and Chiang Mai, Thailand.

SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 • 3 - 6 PM
Mezzanine Floor, First United Building

413 Escolta Street, Manila, PH

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