sitsit sa kuliglig. (whatever circles from the center)

Artist: Lani Maestro
sculpture | Mixed media installation: wooden structure, capiz shells, marble and metal | 3000x5000mm | 305xdiametermm | 2019

In Maestro’s practice, materiality is central. A fascination with how things evoke presence, or how words concretise or become material in themselves, define her thoughtful and heartfelt projects. For the Biennale, Maestro presents an installation consisting of a structure that holds over a hundred pieces of capiz (windowpane oyster) shells. The slightest breeze causes the capiz to rustle and move, resulting in a scope of sounds. Nearby the structure are several white marble balls, with letters that spell “psst.” For Maestro, a dialogue arises from this moment of seeing, reading and imagining at the point of the mindful and sensitive encounter. PF Production supported by: The High Commission of Canada; National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda; Philippine Contemporary Art Network


Singapore Biennale 2019 - Every Step In The Right Direction | 2019.11.22 - 2020.03.22 | Asian Civilisations Museum(Singapore, Singapore) | Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay(Singapore) | Far East Plaza(Singapore, Singapore) | Gillman Barracks(Singapore, Singapore) | LASALLE College of the Arts(Singapore, Singapore) | National Gallery Singapore(Singapore, Singapore) | National Library of Singapore(Singapore, Singapore) | National Museum of Singapore(Singapore, Singapore) | Singapore Art Museum (SAM)(Singapore, Singapore) | SMU de Suantio Gallery(Singapore) | W!LD RICE @ Funan