WSK Festival of the Recently Possible is back on its 6th year to celebrate digital culture and inventions that bring together global community of artists across the ASEAN region.
Created by Sabaw Media Art Kitchen together with the support of Japan Foundation Manila, WSK 2015: Festival of the Recently Possible will feature different workshops, live performances and art collaborations starting November 13 up to the 15th of November 2015.
One of the highlights of the event is Project Relay on November 13 which will feature interactive exhibit of the 1st human-robot orchestra in the Philippines.
To know more about this 3-day festival, here’s the schedule of events for the 2015 WSK Festival of the Recently Possible.
Day 1: Nov 13 – PROJECT RELAY – The Eye @ Green Sun – 7:00 PM
WSK 2015 takes the concept of relay and applies it to human interactions: human to human and human to machine. Coming from the 10-day Kampung Lab workshop, PROJECT RELAY functions as the festival highlight and serves as an interactive exhibition to showcase the live performance of the first human-robot orchestra in the Philippines featuring Tad Ermitaño [PH], Tetsu Kondo [JP], Fumitake “Bun” Tamura [JP], Bryan Day [US], Caliph8 [PH], and Malek Lopez [PH].
PROJECT RELAY will premiere during the opening on November 13 and is co-presented by collaborative platform WeAreSynesthesia.com. It will be held at Green Sun’s The Eye, a 1,000 sq.m. venue fitted with superior acoustics and high-end Sony projection systems capable of blanketing the whole 360 degrees of the venue with visuals.
Prior to the performances, guests will have the opportunity to see the instruments up close and interact with them, as well as engage the creators in intimate one-on-one exchanges.
The second part will feature the actual concert showcasing this human-robot orchestra’s groundbreaking live performance, which is guaranteed to be a one-of-a-kind immersive experience.
The afterparty: Live DJ sets by WSK 2015 artist collaboration, with visuals powered by some of Manila’s best VJs. Tickets are at 600 PHP, inclusive of free-flowing drinks until supplies last.
19:00 Interactive Exhibition at SOMA Space in c/o Kampung Lab
20:00 RELAY Robot Orchestra curator walk-through
21:00 RELAY Robot Orchestra Performance
22:00 New Work Premiere by MYTH OS (Moon Fear Moon and Malek Lopez)
23:00 Fumitake “BUN” Tamura and Caliph8
23:40 Pasta Groove with Rick Countryman and special guests
FB event page: http://bit.ly/wsk2015-projrelay
Day 2: Nov 14 – Conductors of the Pit (COP) – Pineapple Lab – 7:00 PM
The pit, the abyss, the penetralia, the recesses of the mind, the darkness of political domination, the gulf between worlds. To conduct the pit, then, versus the orchestra of the living, is to initiate and order materials from the subconscious.
International and local artists will take the role as the Conductors of the Pit and partake in a freely improvised environment where their only obvious limitations are the limits of their equipment, venue, space, and time.
A highlight performance by luminary Dutch sound poet Jaap Blonk and American synthesizer music pioneer Bob Ostertag, instrument builder and sound artist Bryan Day, and a trio performance by WSK alumni: Un Escargot Vide? from France, Terence Lau from Singapore, and Tengal from Manila.
With local supporting acts UGONG and HIBERNATION. Closing performance by BUN [JP] and Caliph8, and visuals by Tetsu Kondo [JP]. Tickets are priced at 350 PHP.
Day 3: Nov 15 – Festival Closing + HERESY Launch – Pineapple Lab – 7:00 PM
The closing event will feature the launch of HERESY, a new art platform for women working with sound and multimedia. HERESY pushes for a more gender-inclusive new media arts community by providing a venue for featuring women artists and cultural practitioners as the main performers, producers, and collaborators of artistic and performative work.
It will be held at Pineapple Lab, Makati, and will showcase a multimedia performance that explores the interaction of sound, movement, space, and light, produced via an all-female collaboration by sound artist Teresa Barrozo, video artist Joee Mejias, choreographer Kirstie Belano, production designer Rafaella Las, and writer Franchesca Casauay.
The evening will also feature a special performance by WSK resident artist Bob Ostertag [US] and DJ sets by some of Manila’s most innovative female DJs from the leftfield scene, NONPLUS (Subflex), SAMANTHA (TodayxFuture), as well as performances by 143Cyberspecie and #100YearsOfSadness. Free-flowing drinks will be provided by Don Papa Rum. Tickets are priced at 350 PHP inclusive of free-flowing drinks by Don Papa Rum for a limited time. The event is powered by The Music Source and DJ Central.
FB event page: http://bit.ly/wsk2015-heresy
WSK 2015: The Festival of the Recently Possible is made possible through the generous support of the Japan Foundation Manila and Terminal Garden. Special thanks to official beverage partner Don Papa Rum, transportation partner Uber Manila, and venue partners Green Sun and Pineapple Lab.
For more details, visit www.facebook.com/WSK2015. Tickets can be purchased online at http://wsk2015.eventbrite.com. For inquiries, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call/sms 0917-5191511 / 0920-6045559.