6 February 2011 post: Daily Practice For The Week

 

Alex Espanola, Houdini Ladder, 2011, oil on aluminum ladder, installation view

 

 

Alex Espanola, Tibiao Canonet, 2011, scanograph Artist's Note: In hindsight, roughly during the last quarter of 2010, my process has taken me towards concepts of transmaterialization and dematerialization. It made me ask the questions: how do i make use of existing materials and not be dependent or reliant on the mentality of buying/purchasing in order to create? Do i really need this or that material/s? Is it necessary? What other ways can i do it? Thus, the parameters that i have set in my daily practice includes the streamlining of processes and using available materials based on specific conditions. Other than rising costs in traditional art materials, my current economics dictate the exploration of other processes that will give me ample time for studio work, family, and a livelihood independent from art. This ongoing series of work started as a result of digitizing/archiving of ephemera and other materials i have collected for the past fifteen years. From individual scanning of materials which i found taxing, i tried filling up the entire scanning bed to make use of time, and eventually i realized that i can arrange them in a way of collage. Hence, this new thread of work makes use of an old old scanner, ephemera/materials instinctively arranged, scanned and stored as digital file (.jpeg) and uploaded to the Internet. When the moment presents itself in the future, i imagine and plan to materialize these digital files into lightboxes. As for now, my daily work will be towards the digitization of my materials through scanography. Alexander Espanola, 1 February 2011, Manila

 

 

Alex Espanola, Tibiao Mary The Queen, 1 Feb 2011, scanograph

 

 

Alex Espanola, Antique, 1 Feb 2011, scanograph

 

 

Alex Espanola, Pulag, 1 feb 2011, scanograph

 

 

 

Alex Espanola, Tail Piece Cuyapo-Ambuklao, 1 February 2011, scanograph

 

 

 

 

Alex Espanola, Solo Makiling, 2 feb 2011, scanograph

 

 

 

 

Alex Espanola, Para kay Teody Auxilian, 2 feb 2011, scanograph

 

 

 

 

Alex Espanola, Dreamtime By The Bay, 2 feb 2011, scanograph

 

 

 

 

Alex Espanola, Pico de Bonifacio, 2 feb 2011, scanograph

 

 

 

 

Alex Espanola, Empty Province, 2 feb 2011, scanograph

 

 

 

 

Alex Espanola, Iman, 3 feb 2011, scanogaph

 

 

 

 

Alex Espanola, Summer Connection, 3 feb 2011, scanograph

 

 

 

 

Alex Espanola, Tubao, 3 feb 2011, scanograph

 

 

 

 

Alex Espanola, Blues Mountains, 3 feb 2011, scanograph

 

 

 

 

Alex Espanola, Nerisa y Nona, 3 feb 2011, scanograph

 

 

 

 

Alex Espanola, Manila Times , 4 feb 2011, scanograph

 

 

 

 

Alex Espanola, Papa's Topography, 4 feb 2011, scanograph

 

 

 

 

Alex Espanola, City Poetic, 4 feb 2011, scanograph

 

 

 

 

Alex Espanola, Makulot, 4 feb 2011, scanograph

 

 

 

 

 

Alex Espanola, Libong Sulo (Thousand Torches), 4 feb 2011, scanograph

 

 

 

 

Alex Espanola, Binirayan, 5 feb 2011, scanogaph

 

 

 

 

Alex Espanola, Manok, 5 feb 2011, scanograph

 

 

 

 

Alex Espanola, Agoncillo Ruins, 5 feb 2011, scanograph

 

 

 

 

Alex Espanola, Tocar , 5 feb 2011, scanograph

 

 

 

 

Alex Espanola, Kas, 5 feb 2011, scanograph

 

 

 

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About fARTiculate

Transmissions from an island somewhere in the Philippines. Integrating daily art practice & other initiatives from the physical world down to virtual space. To see my daily artworks, you can visit my site at: http://dailypractice.tumblr.com http://brownskinartist.multiply.com
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