This event forms part of the ongoing project Parallel Histories: Moving Image from the Philippines and the United Kingdom and includes a screening of Angel Velasco Shaw’s feature length Nailed (1992) followed by conversation with Parallel Histories curator Erwin Romulo and Steven Cairns, ICA Curator of Artists’ Film and Moving Image, who will discuss the project.
Angel Velasco Shaws' Nailed (1992) is and exploration of the Catholic Church and 400 years of colonialism in the Pacific region; woven in a montage of images, sounds, stories and performances. The film looks at the implications of worship, national, cultural, and personal identity following Lucy Reyes, a Filipino woman who for decades has reenacted the Passion by being nailed to a cross. It is also about the filmmaker's exploration of the Philippines and her own identity as a Filipino American, following the downfall of Ferdinand Marcos in the 1980's.
The exhibition Parallel Histories: Moving Image from the Philippines and the United Kingdom is currently on show at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila (26 October–31 December 2023), featuring works by experimental filmmakers based in the Philippines and the United Kingdom from 1990 onwards.
Angel Velasco Shaw, Nailed, 1992, SD video, colour, sound, 50 mins
Wed, 22 Nov 2023
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