Site of Marks
When about 10 million of your compatriots are strewn around approximately 200 countries, tropes of displacement and flux get invariably bandied about so often that the subject plunges to cliché status and thus get dismissed far too quickly. And yet the push and pull of diaspora remain arguably compelling, making the case for Zamuco’s fascination with the volatile state of objects, bodies, and places as metaphor for his own in-betweeness patently logical. Setting up and packing house from the American Midwest to the East Coast till finally returning to homebase in the Philippines two months ago, Zamuco’s fascination with the tenuousness of image and ramshackle materiality manifests this time around in Site of Marks in it’s literally shredded traces of the artists’ recent past alluding to tenements sitting next door to edificies now increasingly becoming iconic of our own supposedly dragon-on-the-verge economy. These faux visceral space markers hope to beg questions of memory’s non-fixity and seminal corporeal and psychogeographic hindsight.