Thursday, February 19, 1-3PM
Trade and Upcycling workshop with overXout, Porch, UP Vargas Museum
overXout collaborates with artists Miguel Puyat, Indy Paredes and Roman James Soleño in transforming household objects considered trash and re-purposing it for utility. Participants must bring basic materials like old items from their own collections, functional materials and works that may be considered utilitarian, ready for trading (displayable artworks may be included with the sole value of trading purposes). The workshop promotes money-less trade (barter) to keep the cycle of re-purpose, re-use and exchange going.
overXout is a project of artist England Hidalgo. It is a sculpture and concept for a collapsible infoshop, library and community center with the goal of researching the direct relationship of contemporary art to cultural transformation. It is an ongoing project on design, economic sustainability of programmes, workshops for rehabilitiation, ecological transformation, mobility infrastructures and the contribution of artists working on the contemporary realm in directly taking part to foster cultural transformation for the self and for the community within the Asian/Southeast Asian context.
Trade and Upcycling Workshop. Photos by Aranjay Garchitore