Defined as the motion of a wave, the concept of undulation is appropriated in this collection to explore the duality of experiences, and the materiality and gravity of existence. Benjie Cabangis, Olivia d’Aboville, Clarence Eduarte, Rico Lascano, Ferdinand Cacnio, Justin Nuyda and Marge Organo visualize the ups and downs, the energies and forces affecting human affairs.
The group interprets C.S. Lewis in the Screwtape Letters who described humans as “half spirit and half animal.” He said that “as spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time. This means that while their spirit can be directed to an eternal object, their bodies, passions, and imaginations are in continual change, for to be in time means to change. Their nearest approach to constancy, therefore, is undulation — the repeated return to a level from which they repeatedly fall back, a series of troughs and peaks.” This is the law of undulation, the law that governs man’s life.
The artists contextualize this idea to focus on the causes and effects of human actions/ interactions and trace these movements through lines that evoke change, shapes that express different contexts and patterns that rise and fall to describe the rhythm of being. The works allude to the beat, the impulses, the punctuations and highlights of living.
The exhibition captures what Lewis has said that “as long as he lives on earth periods of emotional and bodily richness and liveliness will alternate with periods of numbness and poverty.” The artists feature the creative and destructive interferences that give vitality and motivate for the continuance of life.
Law of Undulation opens on April 27, 2019 (Saturday) at 6PM. Featuring the works of Benjie Cabangis, Olivia d’Aboville, Clarence Eduarte, Rico Lascano, Ferdinand Cacnio, Justin Nuyda and Marge Organo. Exhibit runs until May 16, 2019.
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