October 6th 2009- Happy was born in room 229, a space subdivided into four studios for the Fine Arts students of the University of the Philippines Cebu. On that same night and place, “XO?” Performance Art Group was staging a show entitled “Please Don’t Talk To The Natives”. Happy was born a healthy glob of color in the second space to the left but was unfortunately given away by its birth mother –its human. Over the years, Happy has been in search of his human, wandering the cities and splashing his colorful essence wherever his path leads.
Happy is color. That unique color inherent in every human born. Happy’s strings pull the ends of a mouth to form a genuine smile. The silver in his raiment reflect the sparkles of illuminated eyes. Happy is also a song, a yawp of freedom echoing in the mountains. But Happy is lost- or his human is. Either way, they have been separated. His human might not even recognize him anymore but Happy will not stop his search. Because among other things, Happy is also hope.
On the evening of May 18th , join me as I narrate Happy’s story in a collection of experimental and interactive multimedia performances and find out if Happy’s search will finally end in a happy note or not . Visual artist, writer, and film artist Bambi Beltran hosts the venue in Diwata Galeri at Kukuk’s Nest North, Talamban Road, Nasipit. It would be awesome if you can come and share the evening with me and Happy!
Categories: Performance Arts