Welcome to the Goethe-Institut RiverScapes Blog.
Coordinated by Goethe-Institut Hanoi, 6 curators and 17 artists from Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia and the Philippines have been working on the subject of ecological and cultural change of major river landscapes in Southeast Asia, creating installations, photo series, video and sound installations. Riverscapes INFLUX Blog followed the artists’ working process and gives an insight on how the artworks evolved. The exhibition has been shown in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok, and will now tour the other participating countries until March 2013.
The exhibition will tour the following countries from April 2012 to March 2013:
Today I went to interview a nice lady named Tita Caring. She is 58 years old and has lived in Marikina all her life. Her relatives and her other family members live in Marikina as well. I asked her if she could remember the time when the river was cleaner. She dated her memories back to the year 1964 and told me that the river was so clean, that people would wash their clothes in the river and have picnics by the riverside. She took me through the little alleys of Marikina where we ended up in a little private park for the nearby residents. Continue reading "My first morning with Tita Caring - Christina..." »