Since 2004, performance artist and cultural activist Carlos Celdran has been performing his multi-media 1970's Philippine history and disco themed "Livin' La Vida Imelda" tour/ performance at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex. His performance explores issues of Cold-War geopolitics, the global influence of Hollywood, Philippine Post-colonial cultural identity and it's constructs, the ideals of democracy in developing nations, and the creation of what Mr. Celdran likes to call: "State sanctioned arts & culture".
This gossipy performance is framed by the biography of the Philippine's flamboyant former first lady Imelda Marcos and set to disco music.
In lieu of the setting provided by Mrs. Imelda Marcos' commissioned architecture, Mr. Celdran will be using handmade visual guides, multi-media and selected artworks among the Silverlens/SLab collection as a jumping point for the "Livin' La Vida Imelda" narrative. This is the second time Mr. Celdran has transposed the performance to a gallery setting. "Livin' La Vida Imelda - The Performance" premiered in 2011 at Twist Gallery in Toronto, Canada.
There will be 15 show dates, these are scheduled on:
February 7, 8, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24
March 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10
All shows start promptly at 8 pm and will be held at Silverlens SLab gallery located at the 2/F YMC Building II, 2320 Don Chino Roces Extension (formerly Pasong Tamo Extension), Makati City. Regular tickets sell for P800 while student tickets sell for P400. The performance runs one hour and forty minutes long with a 15-minute intermission.
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT SILVERLENS