Anatomy of Time: A Multimedia Art Exhibit

Anatomy of Time: A Multimedia Art Exhibit

Anatomy of Time officially concluded their art exhibit on September 12, 2016. Tyro Visuals, a group consisting of 11 Multimedia Arts students from Asia Pacific College, gathered their artworks and hosted the art exhibit, showcasing their dissected concept and perception of time.

Anatomy of Time: A Multimedia Art Exhibit

Anatomy of Time: A Multimedia Art ExhibitFlourish (Time is growing). Digital Photography by Mica Abesamis

As I walked around the area, this artwork felt close to me as a photographer myself. I love the photos and the feeling it gave me. I realized just how much we can age through timeconsequently making me more conscious about how I spend my time and how I live my life.

Anatomy of Time: A Multimedia Art ExhibitReal-Time (Time is present). An installation and performance art by John Caiman.

I missed out on the performance art, but the video projected against the clock compensated for it. As one of the artists explained to me, this installation art speaks about the realness of time. Of how it generously continues to move, regardless of our actions or lack thereof. This speaks to me in volumes as a millennial, since we live life in such a fast pace and think of it as a race, so much so that we forget to slow down and “take the time to smell the flowers.”

Anatomy of Time: A Multimedia Art ExhibitRecovery (Time is Change). 3D Model on Canvas by Kamella Villa

These artworks portray time as a medium for us to heala national anthem for all of us who had gone through rough times. We’ve all relied on the passage of time to ease the pain and help us stand on our own once again. What the artist told me, however, was that the scars we see on the painting are self-inflicted, and that the flowers symbolize the healing of the scars. I greatly appreciate these details as I relate to it.

Anatomy of Time: A Multimedia Art ExhibitRecovery (Time is Change). 3D Model on Canvas by Kamella Villa

Anatomy of Time: A Multimedia Art ExhibitIkot ng Lipunan (Time is a Cycle). Installation art by Jonas Camposagrado.

Ikot ng Lipunan was definitely an interesting artwork for me. The intricate piece consists of three wheels that individually rotate. The first wheel as a clock, the second as perpetrators of suffering (such as colonialism, feudalism, and capitalism), and the third as suffering itself (poverty, death, war, etc.) I like the realistic perspective (which the others would call pessimistic) of this piece, especially the ironic use of the wheel, a tool mostly used for gaming or entertainment.

Anatomy of Time: A Multimedia Art ExhibitIkot ng Lipunan (Time is a Cycle). Installation art by Jonas Camposagrado.

There were more artworks that were not featured in this work, more interpretations to the word time. However, this won’t be the last of Tyro Visuals. Watch out for more of their artworks in the future. Here’s to local artists!






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