Currently, the price of pork in the market is at PhP 250-260 a kilogram. In Jemima Yabes’ Chops, Hams, Head, the artist turns to this pink merchandise in the wet local trade (whose steep prices betray product displays over linoleum covered tops or sometimes hung by hooks under artificial yellow glows). Yabes’ fixation on chopped meat came with the curiosity for the commodity’s price hike in COVID19-struck Metro Manila.
In Peeking Out from Under the Blanket, Nicole Tee ventures to other types of processes on fabric, even as she retains enduring engagements with past themes and materials. Hers has been a process of incremental explorations, tentative in its evolution, and informed by the personal and the domestic.