Stories of Permanence in Transience
The Gallery of the Peninsula and the Archipelago
30 January 2016
“Transitions can be lasting and temporary, but what happens during transition can permanently change us and our community.” – Ralph Eya, Artist/Curator
\sûg-pat\ v. to merge; to connect; to bridge
a word understood by the different
ethno-linguistic groups in Zamboanga City
STORIES OF PERMANENCE IN TRANSIENCE
The SUGPAT Exhibition showcases the individual photographic works produced by the youth from different ethnolinguistic groups of the MASEPLA transitory site in Zamboanga City. True to the core of the medium, the photography installation aims to immortalize the fleeting sights of the region and visually transport the whole community in an urban gallery space while highlighting the stories behind the condition of its populace residing in transition. Told through the lens of the Mindanawon youth and the intervention result of community-based artist Ralph Eya, the show is a culmination of the artist’s residency in Ateneo de Zamboanga University.
Sugpat is our story.