Monday, February 11, 2008

PHOTOGRAPHS BY KIDLAT, KAWAYAN, AND KABUNYAN DE GUIA

Never got to upload this till now. Better late....

Got an invite to this event last year and went. Fantastic experience. Howie Severino gives a better account. I know Kidlat and met his German mother, artist and a PhD in psychology, Katrin de Guia. They are a very creative and activist family.


This was the invite blurb:

KKK
PHOTOGRAPHS BY KIDLAT, KAWAYAN, AND KABUNYAN DE GUIA
SILVERLENS GALLERY
June 12, 2007 - June 30, 2007
RECEPTION JUNE 12, 6-9 PM

KKK — as in Key, Keen, Karma. As in Kaleidoscope, Kudos, Kodak. Or maybe Kaibigan, Kinship, or Kapatid? KKK as in the Kapatiran spirit of 1898. KKK as in Brothers Kidlat, Kawayan, Kabunyan de Guia. Three brothers; six eyes; one family. With parents from two ends of the world: the German stain-glass artist Katrin de Guia and Filipino filmmaker Kidlat Tahimik, KKK forms the three branches of the same trunk.

Silverlens gallery invites everyone to celebrate Independence Day 2007 by visiting the exhibit KKK: Photographs by Kidalat, Kawayan and Kabunyan de Guia. The exhibit will open on June 12 at 6pm and features the different photographic stylings of the three brothers. Most parents don’t allow their children to touch expensive things such as cameras but for the de Guia boys, their Tatay let them play with his camera equipment. These became the toys and tools that let them discover their own images, which eventually led them to find their individual ways of seeing the world. The KKK exhibit, photographs by Kidlat,Kawayan and Kabunyan de Guia at the Silverlens Gallery, will run until June 30.

As a part of the Gallery Talks for the KKK exhibit, Tommy Hafalla will be giving a talk “Photo Documentary meets Tradition” on June 16, from 3-5pm while Kidlat Tahimik will be screening his film “Why is Yellow the Middle of the Rainbow?” on June 23, from 3-6pm.

Silverlens Gallery is located at 2320 Pasong Tamo Extension,
Warehouse 2, Yupangco Building.

Gallery hours of the Silverlens Gallery are 10 to 7pm, Mondays to Fridays and 1 to 6pm on Saturdays.

For more information on KKK Exhibit, photographs by Kidlat, Kawayan and Kabunyan de Guia at the Silverlens Gallery, call 8160044 or email manage@silverlensphoto.com.

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I uploaded a wobbly video of their impromptu cultural performance. Enjoy!


video

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