Mark Salvatus

C_rafts

Found objects, scraps, Variable dimensions 
2011

Artist's Collection

Mark Salvatus (b. 1980) is an intermedia artist interested in the critical discourse of urban culture and its underlying socio-economic structures. His works ‘deal with familiar objects, chance encounters, and everyday politics’. He co-founded 98B COLLABoratory and Load na Dito artist-run spaces which aim ‘to establish convergence with creatives from diverse disciplines together with the general public’.

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  • C_rafts was first presented in 2011, and is based on his encounters and experiences of Manila floods in 2009 when typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) ravaged Metro Manila. Ordinary objects were transformed into complex narrative of the private and the public, survival and threat, game and play. Rafts made out of everyday objects make the viewer re-think perceptions on fear and doubt in relation to the instinct of surviving a disaster. Through these objects, multiple layers of relations and functions are crafted and constructed, further exploring the idea of transportation, movement, consumerism, security, urbanism, and everyday politics in the age of climate change.

  • C_rafts was first presented in 2011, and is based on his encounters and experiences of Manila floods in 2009 when typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) ravaged Metro Manila. Ordinary objects were transformed into complex narrative of the private and the public, survival and threat, game and play. Rafts made out of everyday objects make the viewer re-think perceptions on fear and doubt in relation to the instinct of surviving a disaster. Through these objects, multiple layers of relations and functions are crafted and constructed, further exploring the idea of transportation, movement, consumerism, security, urbanism, and everyday politics in the age of climate change.

  • C_rafts was first presented in 2011, and is based on his encounters and experiences of Manila floods in 2009 when typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) ravaged Metro Manila. Ordinary objects were transformed into complex narrative of the private and the public, survival and threat, game and play. Rafts made out of everyday objects make the viewer re-think perceptions on fear and doubt in relation to the instinct of surviving a disaster. Through these objects, multiple layers of relations and functions are crafted and constructed, further exploring the idea of transportation, movement, consumerism, security, urbanism, and everyday politics in the age of climate change.

  • C_rafts was first presented in 2011, and is based on his encounters and experiences of Manila floods in 2009 when typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) ravaged Metro Manila. Ordinary objects were transformed into complex narrative of the private and the public, survival and threat, game and play. Rafts made out of everyday objects make the viewer re-think perceptions on fear and doubt in relation to the instinct of surviving a disaster. Through these objects, multiple layers of relations and functions are crafted and constructed, further exploring the idea of transportation, movement, consumerism, security, urbanism, and everyday politics in the age of climate change.