International Hotel Intersection

Multimedia workshop about Manong led by Santiago Bose and Carlos Villa.

Saturdays starting August 26th through September 30th, 2000.

As part of Santiago Bose's residency at Pacific Bridge Contemporary Southeast Asian Art Santiago Bose will lead series of collaborative workshops with Carlos Villa.

Carlos Villa's early works on paper are castings of parts of the body. Santiago has used paper extensively as a medium for his art. Their root in the Philippines is from the northern region of the Philippines particularly the Ilocos region where many Filipino farm workers came from at the turn of the century. The whole concept of the workshop revolves around the "Atang" or offering to the souls.

The Manong workshop is a multimedia workshop on design, papier-mâché, recycled papermaking, installation and performance with visiting lectures on the "Manong." The workshop is designed to familiarize Filipino American youths with the life and times of the "Manongs," early Filipino migrants to America as farm laborers in California and Hawaii, and to expose Filipino American youths to creative means of interpreting stories and histories of their own with the use of available materials. Since many of the Manongs are in the twilight of their lives it is vital to hear and remember their stories for it is a part of the collective memory of the Filipino Americans. During the workshops Santiago and Carlos will expose the participants to cultural productions about the Manongs like poetry readings, story telling, and video and films related to Filipinos.

Target participants:

High school and college aged Filipino Americans. Workshop size is limited to 20 participants.

Dates and Times:

Five Saturdays, starting August 26th and running through September 30th, 2000, from 12-5 PM.


Hosted jointly by Pusod, Center for Arts, Culture and Ecology in Berkeley (8/26 and 9/2) and

Pacific Bridge Contemporary Southeast Asian Art gallery in Oakland (9/16, 9/23 and 9/30).


Week 1 (8/26 at Pusod) Orientation, information and linkages, a tour to a Manong center/ or Int'l Hotel site;

Week 2 (9/2 at Pusod) Conceptualization, proposals sketches;

Week 3 (9/16 at Pacific Bridge) Construction of ideas;

Week 4 (9/23 at Pacific Bridge) Rehearsals for performance;

Week 5 (9/30 at Pacific Bridge) Procession, performance and installation, and burning of the installation at the end.


Money… there is a $25 fee per participant to cover the cost of materials. Several need based scholarships are available.

Questions? Or to register please call (510) 451-8840.

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