Somebody caught the track of Franz Kafka in the Boulevard of Dipolog City, Philippines. The photographer writes in his Multiply page : "The strange thing is, the handwriting resembles that of my best friend Franz' - who couldn't have written it because he's someplace else in the globe, and because yes, my bestfriend's penmanship is slightly better than this. hehe =p" And a reader of the blog replied: "i s this for real?!" Did Franz Kafka really rise from the dead? And does the photographer's friend named Franz have a better penmanship than Franz Kafka? Will we ever find out?
50/50 - KoloWn / Deform August 6, 2010 Kalye Gallery, Manila, Philippines Manila being a melting pot of cultures, where differences clash and compromise. KoloWn and Deform, originally from outside of the city capital took Manila as their meeting point and installed their street pieces as part of their one-night-only exhibition. 50/50 is an installation of random displays featuring ephemeral artworks composed of modified found objects (mostly from the site itself), altered images, photographs, wheatpaste posters and graffiti on walls, panels and floors. A mix of styles, differences and intents by which both the artists collaboratively put together as one happening to experience. Appropriating Kalye(street) Gallery, an experimental artspace formerly occupied as a "Talyer" (a garage workshop where vehicular repairs and modifications are done), not only as a venue to showcase KoloWn and Deform's street art but also as a place for gathering, communication and even for