Viva Manila to do a special WSK Axis 2017 tour at Intramuros



In anticipation of Biennale:OPENCITY 2018, of in partnership with WSK: The Festival of the Recently Possible, The Japan Foundation Asia Center and De La Salle-College of is bringing Katsuki Nogami’s “” project to on Oct 27, 2017 at 4PM.

Known for his unconventional walking tours, Celdran mapped a special route around , starting from General Luna, Muralla St., leading to universities in the vicinity, such as , , Lyceum of the , and .

The “Yamada Taro” project by Japanese artist Katsuki Nogami explores ideas of identity and the anonymity in technology. “Yamada Taro” is a placeholder Japanese name, like “” in the Philippines. To create “placeholder people,” Nogami attaches iPads to people’s faces. The performers, who he calls as “friends,” will take photos of strangers they encounter. Each photo will appear on the iPad screens, “transferring” one’s identity to the performers.

Nogami’s interactive installation is part of WSK Axis 2017 featured exhibition INTERSTICES: Manifolds of the In-between at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts (6th floor, Hallway). Sponsored by The Loop by Power Mac Center, the show features a mix of Japanese and Filipino artists—Ryoichi Kurokawa, Houxo Que, , Pauline and Ivan Despi, Tad Ermitaño, Ian Carlo Jaucian and Derek Tumala. Show runs until Nov 4, 2017.

Manila Biennale:OPENCITY 2018 is a partnership between all major art events in Manila during February Arts Month of next year. #MNLBNL2018 has connected and collated the scheduled programming of Intramuros Administration, The Cultural Center of the Philippines, Anthology Architecture and Design Festival, #VivaManila, and Fringe Festival Manila.

The special tour starts at the streets of Intramuros on Oct 27, 2017 at 4PM.