Student interview Filo artists Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan at APT6


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Profile of Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan’s exhibition entry

The Gallerys education team invited the students to create a series of short films about their experiences of APT6. Featuring interviews with artists, curators and installation staff, the films offer a unique perspective into the making of an exhibition of such a large scale. The students each experimented with the different roles involved in filmmaking, including editing, creating special effects, and producing soundtracks. Interesting and informative viewing for students, teachers, parents and anyone interested in young peoples perceptions of contemporary art from the Asia Pacific.

The husband-and-wife team of Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan creates works that use the processes of collecting and collaborating to express ideas of migration, family and memory. Often working with local communities, the Aquilizans bring together personal items to compose elaborate, formal installations reflecting individual experiences of dislocation and change. For APT6, the Aquilizans have produced a suspended sculpture constructed from hundreds of small handmade planes.

This aggregation of tiny sculptures, created by children and adults from found objects and materials, will be added to during the course of the exhibition. Having migrated from the Philippines to Australia, the Aquilizans work reflects personal while conveying points of exchange and communication that extend beyond borders.

Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT6), 5 December 2009 – 5 April 2010, Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Brisbane, Australia.


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