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October 16, 2015

Fiction in a Hurry

I was at the Prism Gallery in Makati to inquire about having a writing workshop at their gallery when I saw a very interesting photo exhibit.  The exhibit, Short Stories: An exhibit of photographs and fiction in a hurry is by Giselle Kasilag. I was lucky to see the exhibit a day before it formally opened to the public.
Aina Cruz, Fiction in a Hurry, poster, Oct17

I fell in love with the idea of photographs with imaginary stories about the scene.  These make believe stories made the photographs intriguing. Giselle Kasilag is a photographer, journalist and co-owns Project Art, a creative consultancy firm engaged in curatorial, editorial and archival work.

I have too many favorites from the photo exhibit. One of them is entitled Dress-up.

Aina Cruz, Fiction in a Hurry, Dress Up, Oct17

“It all started on our first girls-only vacation.  We found ourselves in a quaint shop filled with kimonos and a charming owner determined to suit us all up.

It was tight and complicated to wear.  But each layer of clothing came with a story of ingenuity, resourcefulness and creativity woven into the very threads of the fabric. It was the story of a proud nation told in the most elegant fashion.

Since then, we have come to mark our travels with an afternoon playing dress-up.  We have worn the hanbok, ao dai, cheongsam and sari.

Girls really do bond over clothes.  We just chose a more unique way of doing so.”

My window and Orange also are my favorite stories.

Aina Cruz, Fiction in a Hurry, My Window, Oct17

Aina Cruz, Fiction in a Hurry, Orange, Oct17

Catch the exhibit until October 24 at Prism Gallery, Island Tower Condominium, Salcedo Street Legaspi Village, Makati. Gallery hours are from 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday and 9am-6pm, Saturday.

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