Sunday, November 28, 2010


Biya (The Long Shot) is an installation inspired by cockfighting in the Philippines. It gives us a peek at a mutated macho Filipino identity that shows nationalism in gambling and entertainment in violence. BIYA is a Hiligaynon term for a fighting cock that has a smaller bet than its opponent. The components are game fowl containers and a single channel video with sound.
The work was exhibited in Museo Negrense de La Salle, Bacolod City, VIVA EXCON 2008 Cebu, (video) Cinema Rehiyon 2009-Cultural Center of the Philippines, and Gallery Orange in 2010.

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