Sunday, July 03, 2005


I recieved this in the mail... It looks awfully interesting. It's also a good indicator that the alternative arts renaissance of Manila is fast finding it's footing at Cubao. I truly hope this keeps u

Press Release: BLACKSOUP PROJECT ARTSPACE invites everyone to its rainy season offering of a lecture demo series at the Cubao X! A series of lectures and demos every Saturday from July to September at the Blacksoup Project Artspace + Wine Shop at the Marikina Shoe Expo in Cubao.
1.Animation by Nelson Caliguia of ArtFarm & Living Room Productions
July 9, 1:30-3:30 pm
A lecture on the basics of animation coupled with screenings of latest local animation works. The second half will be a lecture discussion on how to market yourself and your works as animators.
2. Storytelling by Bodjie Pascua
July 16, 1:30-4:30 pm
A lecture-demo on the principles and techniques of storytelling and is highly recommended to teachers, parents, and librarians. Input will include performance skills, improvisation and interactive skills, verbal and non-verbal communication, analyzing stories to maximize impact on the listeners.
3. Music Video by Robert Quebral
July 24, 1:30 – 4:00 pm
A short lecture demo on how to make music videos ranging from the concepts of the music video artform to the essential requirements of shooting it. Screenings of music videos by leading foreign and local directors will be part of the session.
4.Home Music Recording by Robert Quebral & Isha
July 31, 1:30 – 4:00 pm
A practical hands on session of setting up a home music recording for composers, singers and musicians.

For more information interested parties may contact BLACKSOUP at

What is Cubao X?
Artists have banded together and occupied stalls at the Marikina Shoe Expo, a row of wooden ramshackle buildings located at the periphery of the main shopping areas of Cubao. The artists have transformed some spaces into curio shops, art galleries, post production facilities, workshop space, alternative bookstore, specialty furniture shop, collectors’ shops creating pockets of “indie spaces” between the shoe displays.