Free Jazz IV. Geomancers Screening Programme: Panangatan 11°09’53.3”N 123°42’40.5”E 2019-10-24 Thu 6:42 am PST 1.29 meters high tide, 2019-10-12 Sat 10:26 am PST 1.40 meters high tide, Martha Atienza (Philippines)

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Free Jazz IV. Geomancers Screening Programme: Panangatan 11°09’53.3”N 123°42’40.5”E 2019-10-24 Thu 6:42 am PST 1.29 meters high tide, 2019-10-12 Sat 10:26 am PST 1.40 meters high tide, Martha Atienza (Philippines)

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Blk 38 Malan Road, The Single Screen
2019, HD video, no sound, 9 min

The short cut of a mesmerizing 307-minute long video, Martha Atienza’s work is a coastal circumnavigation of Panangatan, a small island off the shores of Bantanyan Island, at the centre of the Philippines. Panangatan is the crucible of an ongoing dispute between local communities, profit-driven development, and the government’s fluctuating environmental politics. With a steady tracking shot, the camera engages the landscape from a position of proximity following the line where land and water meet. The dense array of huts, houses, boats, and other infrastructure reveal the deep intertwinement between the islanders and the sea. Yet, the almost total absence of human activity and the notable state of abandonment and decay speak of the predicament faced by the coastal communities. The combined effect of sea level rise and private development is causing the eviction of the fishing communities from their traditional habitats as they are forced to move inland to make space for seaside resort destinations. Shot in black and white, the work relinquishes the luscious colours of the tropical island to convey the spectralisation of marginalised communities.

Date

14 - 23 January 2022

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The short cut of a mesmerizing 307-minute long video, Martha Atienza’s work is a coastal circumnavigation of Panangatan, a small island off the shores of Bantanyan Island, at the centre of the Philippines.

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General

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Onsite (CCA)

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No

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Citation

“Free Jazz IV. Geomancers Screening Programme: Panangatan 11°09’53.3”N 123°42’40.5”E 2019-10-24 Thu 6:42 am PST 1.29 meters high tide, 2019-10-12 Sat 10:26 am PST 1.40 meters high tide, Martha Atienza (Philippines),” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed June 26, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/4188.