Talk/Forum: Mary Mattingly Project: Wearable Portable Architecture

When 25 - 29 Sep 2012
Where Jose Joya Hall, College of Fine Arts, 
University of the Philippines Diliman

98B Art Collaboratory, 
Mezzanine Floor, First United Building, 
413 Escolta St., Binondo, Manila
Enquiry smARTpowerTM Manila Team
LIAN LADIA +63999 381 1217 or MERV ESPINA +63921 665 3943

Mary Mattingly Project: Wearable Portable Architecture
1pm, Tuesday, 25 September 2012
Jose Joya Hall, College of Fine Arts, University of the Philippines Diliman
Mary Mattingly’s talk 3pm, Saturday, 29 September, 
98B Art Collaboratory, Mezzanine Floor, First United Building, 413 Escolta St., Binondo, Manila

Press Release

Mary Mattingly, whose artistic practice addresses nomadic themes with current and future global environmental and political conditions, is in the Philippines on a fellowship through smARTpowersm.

To supplement the fellowship program and to initiate the space for community engagement, Mary Mattingly will be presenting both her project in the Philippines and her artistic interests and practices that move around interdependences of communities facing pressing political and climatic conditions.

Her talk in the Jose Joya Hall of the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts will take place at 1:00pm on Tuesday, 25 September. Mattingly will introduce "Wearable/ Portable Architecture" - a project framed as an open source collaboration and exchange that inquires about how our urban and rural surroundings would look like if our built environment is designed to move. This presentation will further precede the workshop that she will conduct at Green Papaya Art Projects in October.

Mattingly's Artist Talk will expound on her general practice and interests as an art practitioner. This will take place at 3:00pm on Saturday, 29 September in 98B Art Collaboratory, First United Building, 413 Escolta Street, Manila.

Mattingly’s work addresses nomadic themes within current and future global environmental and political conditions, focusing on the interdependence of communities facing challenging political and climatic conditions. She has been exhibiting since 2000, and is the recipient of several awards. During the summer of 2009, she led a group of artists, builders, civic activists, scientists, and marine engineers in the creation of the Waterpod Project, a mobile, sculptural, autonomous habitat and public space built on a 3,000-square-foot barge. The Waterpod Project was designed to be an experimental platform for assessing the efficacy of onboard living systems, as well as to provide a public space for conversation and questioning the status quo concerning energy, water, food, and shelter. Over 200,000 people visited the Waterpod and participated in programs ranging from tours to classes, tutorials, music, and meet-ups.

smARTpowersm is an initiative of U.S. Department of State’s cultural diplomacy program. Administered by the Bronx Museum of Arts, smARTpower is sending fifteen American artists abroad to work with local artists and young people around the world to create community-based art projects. Selected artists will design and develop programs in cooperation with local arts organizations in host countries including China, Ecuador, Egypt, Ghana, India, Kosovo, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Turkey, and Venezuela. Green Papaya Art Projects has been appointed local partner organization in the Philippines.


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