New Media Gallery Artist Talk: flourish like an ocean’s grief.

July 26, 2024, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Event Details

flourish like an ocean’s grief. is an interdisciplinary installation that weaves deconstructed elements of Moonyeka and House of Kilig’s audio-visual-performance research, Harana for The Aswang.

Harana is a Filipinx-Southern Americas serenade song form rooted in courtship and grief rituals. This excerpt challenges and re-myths the Siren archetype through a prism of queer and trans perspective; creating a polyphonic experience of voice,  poetic-intimacy, wrath and states of kilig.

We invite attendees to linger with the Siren through this interplay of projection, CCTV imagery,  audio experiments, sound scores,  shimmering mylar, and sea shells.

*Aswang is an umbrella term for various shapeshifting, mythological, animist, folkloric, “evil” spirits and creatures in Filipino folklore.


Jack Straw Cultural Center
4261 Roosevelt Way NESeattle, WA 98105United States