CCP Filipino-Korean Friendship Media Art Exhibition

The Cultural Center of the Philippines joins the Korean Embassy in the Philippines, the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC) and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) to present a media art exhibition, “Donghaeng : Gunita to Pag- asa”, until October 21, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the CCP Front Lawn.

Specially curated with the origin, exchange, development and prosperity of Filipino-Korean friendship with the graceful gestures and music of Korean and Filipino artists, the media art exhibition is part of the celebration of 73 years of friendship between the Philippines and Korea.

The eight-minute show will be projected on the facade of the CCP’s main building and will be shown to the public for free. Guests can also have a chance to win different prizes during their visit by entering contests on KCC’s official social media accounts.

The continuous people-to-people exchange between the Philippines and Korea has created a huge expectation and need for experiencing Korean culture, and KCC has prepared this media art exhibition so that Filipinos can experience Korea even here in the Philippines.

“I hope that the constant appearance of the national symbols of the two countries and their harmonious movements in the video will provide an opportunity to better understand each other,” said KCC director Im Young A.

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Media art exhibits are public displays of art projected outside of buildings using them as large screens. Due to the pandemic, many Filipinos cannot go out and enjoy art to relax. This media art exhibition is specially designed to be enjoyed by all, free of charge, worry-free as the venue is outdoors.

The media art exhibition is divided into three parts – cultural origins and growth, communication of beautiful rich cultures, and finally, celebration and harmony of friendship between the Philippines and Korea.

The media art exhibition is a collaboration between Korean advanced technology and Filipino arts. To exhibit authentic Filipino and Korean culture, the movements of Filipino and Korean dancers were recorded using motion capture and AI technology. They perform traditional dances like Pandanggo and Buchaechum (Korean Fan Dance) with an ethnic score. At the end of the show, there is a festive collaboration of traditional dances from each country.

These fluid movements are also integrated into the strokes of the different symbols of each country.

The graceful, flowing movements were created by renowned choreographer Shin Chang-Ho, while the music is a collaboration between Korean music director Park Woong-Seo and Filipino music director Josenic France Juanite. All of the art was created by genius director Cho Chung-Yean.

“Donghaeng: Gunita at Pag-asa” is an event under the theme “Kita Kita Korea” where Filipinos can experience Korean culture in the Philippines without traveling to Korea. Other KCC events include the Philippine-Korean Hats exhibition with The M on October 21.

James C. Tibbs