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Mark salvatus
Experimental fiction | mp4 | color | 10'15'' | Philippines | 2019
Kaliurang in Jogjakarta is located near the active volcano Merapi, where ghosts of memories and history are part of the landscape. A subtle video is presented created specifically for 900 mdpl 2019 where local residents of the town become actors/ as ghosts. Once in a while the people of Kaliurang sees a Dutchman walking, or a Japanese soldier walking, or a Javanese woman with a jar of water, or a wild animal or a supernatural being… passing by as if they are there, living amongst us. They are hiding in the trees – like the trees and forest and the mountain are the bare witnesses of all the history of colonialism, war, and the neoliberal progress of development. A fictional work with no narrative flow. The ghosts are walking amongst us or are we the ghost?
Mark Salvatus (b. 1980) works and lives in Manila, Philippines. He studied Advertising Arts at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila. His works has been presented in different exhibitions and venues including the 2nd Lahore Biennale,; Kyoto Art Center; ISCP, New York; Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin; Sharjah Biennial 14; Mill6 CHAT, Hong Kong; PCAN Pavilion, Gwangju Biennale; Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul; Osage Art Foundation, Hong Kong; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin; Philippine Pavilion, Venice Architecture Biennale; 6th Thessaloniki Biennale; SONSBEEK International, Arnhem; 3rd Singapore Biennale; 4th Guangzhou Triennale; 14th and 16th Jakarta Biennale; Koganecho Bazaar, Yokohama; Hotel Inmigrantes, Manifesta 9, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London; Hasselt (Belgique); Prologue Exhibition: Honolulu Biennale; Survival Kit Festival, Umea; Sharjah Art Foundation; Asia Society, New York; Art Center Ongoing Tokyo; Museum Baerengasse, Zurich; La Trobe Art Institute, Bendigo; Cultural Center of the Philippines and Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center. He had residencies in Asia Culture Center (ACC) Gwangju, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten (Amsterdam), IASPIS Umea; Art OMI, New York, Common Room Networks Foundation, Bandung, Indonesia and Goyang Art Studio in South Korea.