Sa Kada Liso May Paglaum (With Every Seed We Plant Hope)
by KANTINA (Roxas, Philippines)
In partnership with ASAKUSA (Tokyo, Japan)
November – December 2020
Nick Dolendo, Noriko Okaku + Akihide Monna, Mann Lee, George Ohsawa, Jason Rufino and Akira Aoki
Capiz province has vast fertile ground. If one is resourceful enough, hunger could be avoided here if people will just use idle land, receptacles, or spaces to plant. Thus, the pandemic spawned more interest in growing vegetables and herbs in our
The project Sa Kada Liso, May Paglaum (With Every Seed, We Plant Hope) has three elements that together or in part will: connect the local audience to their artistic side, recognize artistic approaches in commonplace activities or objects, enable collaboration and dialogue between Japanese and Filipino artists and curators, to creatively promote self sufficiency and self reliance during these trying times and foster cultural collaboration even in a small way.
Interestingly, growing edible plants and the art making process are similarly generative processes. Both require problem solving, resourcefulness, care, and patience. Moreover, the act of planting and creating obliges one to experiment, learn and integrate space.