Sandra sits down with Tacloban-born fashion designer Tipay Caintic this week to talk about ethics in the fashion industry, the ideas behind her new collection Oral Fixations, and how she is helping her community rebuild post-supertyphoon Haiyan.
This week's episode was recorded for The Artist Ambassador convention, an online event that invited "artists and participants to explore what it means to be an artist in the current social, economic and political climate and how we tackle these hurdles with technology, conversation and collaboration." You can read more about the convention at this link. In this panel discussion, we talk about distance, mobility, and the way those concepts affect cultural practices.
Award-winning cinematographer Sasha Palomares shares her thoughts this week on seeing the world through a cinematographic lens, the relationships she forms on set, and the emotional and physical stamina it takes to get through a project.
Lui Medina is a full-time visual artist living and working in Manila. Her practice utilizes painting, drawing and sculptural elements to give life to her thought processes. She speaks to Sandra and guest host Alice Sarmiento this week about studying painting in the UK, the relationship between art writing and art making, and how the academe informs art ecosystems.
Carlos Castaño is an independent Filipino musician who has performed for crowds around the world. Most notably, he played at the Formula One Grand Prix in Singapore in 2014. He talks to us this week about his experience coming out of the Manila gig scene, what parts of himself go into his songwriting, and the role of intentionality in building a career.
Cru Camara is a photographer based in Manila and New York City. She is known for her distinct imagery, colored in fluorescent pastels, depicting scenes from both cities. Cru discusses the conceptual origins of her work, the importance of photographic literacy and the effects of art school on her personal endeavours.
Rod Marmol is a poet and storyteller known for his "hugot poetry". His Facebook page, Utot Catalog, has garnered 230,000 likes in the past three years and continues to grow. In this episode, he talks to us about his dreams of becoming a thought leader, his fascination with heartwrenching stories, and why rejection is such a resonant theme in his writing.
Katrina Teh is a Filipina digital artist and illustrator based in Hong Kong. She balances a professional career as a concept artist for Disney, with her personal projects, which include expressionistic digital collages. In this interview, she discusses the role of emotions in art making, what it is to be an OFW (overseas Filipino worker), the value keeping sketches and squiggles in a notebook, and the divide between "jobs" and "autobiographical work".