Aurora Art Residency Project, Dingalan, Aurora, the Philippines
I participated Aurora Art Residency Project from the 15th of August to the 16th of September 2018. I conducted several art projects with a community in Dingalan, Aurora, in the Philippines.
My Place (August -September 2018)
I interviewed eleven people in Dingalan. I asked about the daily life and memorable events of this area during the interviews. Then I make signboards and set them up where the stories happened. “My Place”, in this project people’s experiences and memories will be shared through the signboards. The interviews are describing such as childhood memories in this area, thoughts and memories from BHW (Barangay Health Worker), stories of the water flood that happened in 2004.
Museum of Dingalan (2019?)
Currently, there are no museums in Dingalan, but I think that it can be started with a little ingenuity. I will collect memories and things that people believe essential in the areas and display them in the “Museum”. I think that it will be a great museum if people both in and out can see such a precious collection. This time I would like to tackle the temporary exhibition of that collection as the first step of “Museum of Dingalan”.
Memories at school (2019?)
Workshops will be conducted with children at elementary schools in Dingalan and the children record memories in the schools. Schools are a place of learning and experiences for children. The school is also a place to meet new friends. The experience of childhood becomes essential memories even after becoming adults.