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We, Myself and I | Shelter Watch Party

November 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

MAV is offering a unique opportunity to hear from, connect and converse with some of the amazing artists who created works for Shelter with a series of watch parties streaming live on  MAV’s YouTubeFacebook and Instagram.

On 12 November, the final watch party We, Myself and I will be hosted by Margot Tanjutco and feature a mixed bag of quirky and thought-provoking video and comic works by Margot, Scotty SoAstrid Mendez and Youbi Lee.

This group of genre defying, multidisciplinary artists explore, each in their own unique way, the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the kinds of transformation that can or even must emerge from this crisis, ranging the deeply personal to the global.

KEY INFORMATION

Thu 12 Nov 2020
Starts at 6pm

We, Myself and I is an online live event and will be live streamed on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

To watch the live stream on Facebook or Instagram:
Please like and follow MAV on Facebook and/or Instagram, and you will be notified when the live stream starts on Facebook and/or Instagram. Or you can visit our Facebook and/ or Instagram page on 12 Nov at 6pm.

To watch the live stream on YouTube:
Please visit MAV’s YouTube channel on 12 Nov at 6pm.

LOVECORE BY MARGOT TANJUTCO

“LOVECORE is dead behind the eyes and trying to cheer itself up. This piece is a video collage of my own writing, found/archival footage, gifs, and music.

LOVECORE is defined in the Aesthetics Wiki as “an aesthetic based on the visual culture of manufactured romance & affection”. It reminds me of our attempts to see and be seen. How in quarantine, a new voice emerged: one enlightened, soft, and almost menacingly tender.

LOVECORELOVECORELOVECORE I love that word.”

Watch LOVECORE here

Image credit: LOVECORE still. Courtesy Margot Tanjutco.

SCOTTY SO AS SCARLETT SO HUNG SON AS GRACE CHANG TEACHING YOU ALL ABOUT HYGIENE

“This work was inspired by my déjà vu between the current pandemic situation and my experience of SARs in 2003 in Hong Kong.

To respond to this experience, I decided to reenact in drag,  the WHO instruction of how to wear a mask that was only published in June, 5 months after the start of the global pandemic. I then lip synced to a 1950s song by a Taiwanese singer, Grace Chang about sneezing. This is a critique of the the WHO’s slow reaction, of their rejection of Taiwan’s response due to political reason, and the increased risk to global health that has resulted.”

Listen to Scotty So as Scarlett So Hung Son as Grace Chang Teaching You All About Hygiene here

Image credit: Wearing a mask was just an Asian hype No.2. Self-portrait by Scotty So.

NO MAN ONE IS ON AN THE ISLAND BY ASTRID MENDEZ

“Drawing inspiration from John Donne’s poem, “No man is an island,” this creative exploration portrays the incoherence of the individualist ideology which COVID-19 outbreak has unveiled. Since “we are involved in mankind” all human needs have the same weight. A clod is to a continent like a person’s death is to a loss.

The storytelling questions western hegemony, hyper-individualism, capitalism and one of the most harmful contagions: lack of empathy.

The lockdown triggered in me several questions about human nature and our interdependence with the rest of the species and ecosystems. As an artist I feel it’s my responsibility to expose the hidden and denied chapters of our personal and shared narratives.”

Watch No man one is on an the island By Astrid Mendez here 

Image credit: Astrid Mendez. Photo by Marcela Navarro.

FAMILY BUDGET PLAN BY YOUBI LEE (UB)

“Like many others, I like to plan with timelines and budgets, as this helps make life more predictable and thus comfortable. However, being an artist, a migrant and a mother, there were many moments that I couldn’t control, or shouldn’t, try to control. Reality is way more complex than what we can imagine, people have uncontrollable characteristics and the future has been always uncertain. And this can be stressful, but also provide opportunities for new and unexpected transformations.

Playing with these themes, in webtoon (digital comic) format, the story involves a mother in Melbourne and her experience of homeschooling during the COVID-19 lockdown.”

View Family Budget Plan here 

Image credit: All artwork by Youbi Lee (UB)

Details

Date:
November 12
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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