ACC alumna Marika Constantino presents Cartographic Memories in collaboration with fellow ACC grantee Dayang Yraola who curated the show. Expounding on her latest exhibition featuring works she created during the start of the pandemic, also the time when she began settling into her new home, studio, community in Roxas City, province of Capiz from Manila, Marika shares, “the series is titled Cartographic Memories, as the process of production served as my way-finder between my past and my future that is intersecting in this uncertain present. The production of the work compelled me to be present in those moments when I felt incapacitated to do anything, unsure of my decisions and missing the people who matter to me. It is also about finding my path and questioning if I am where I should be.”
"To a certain degree, these works are letters or messages to myself, to others and to the universe in general. These are puzzles that can be understood by those who can relate to the works; puzzles not meant to be solved but to connect with; puzzles that do not exactly make sense, but by piecing things together it is a deliberate act to take control. Our daily thread is a choice," she concludes.
The exhibit may be viewed online and on-site. Please contact the Pablo Gallery for appointment.
Exhibition Curator ACC fellow Dayang Yraola
one of the artworks in the series by Marika Constantino