Snare for Birds is the collaborative research art project of Kiri Dalena, Lizza May David, and Jaclyn Reyes, curated by Marika Constantino and Iris Ferrer. It inquires into the tangents of the country’s colonial past, archiving and its impacts on being Filipina. Distinct in their visual languages and methodologies, each artist negotiates their own and the current generation’s positions against an imperial past and present as women residing in the Philippines, Germany, and the United States.
The project is seen neither as a conclusion nor culmination of the research; rather, it is perceived to be a preamble for more avenues of conversations to ensue. This exhibition takes a look at our collective history in order to deal with the present with hopes of forging a just and equitable future. The colonial past, though riddled with pain and adversity, requires persistent disruptions not only to dislocate power structures but to also re-define what is said to be truths.
This three part series, curated by Marika Constantino and Iris Ferrer, engages at the Ang Panublion Museum (Roxas City,Capiz), the Alfredo F. Tadiar Library (San Fernando, La Union) and Ateneo Art Gallery (Quezon City, Metro Manila) in succeeding iterations. Laying out in three spaces allows for wider reach and hopefully deeper understanding of the research at hand.