Kalampag Tracking Agency +

Saluhan Collective

Miko Revereza + Melchor Bacani III + Rox Lee + John Torres + Yason Banal + Tad Emritano + Raya Martin + Tito & Tita + Martha Atienza + Jon Lazam + Jimbo Albano + Eli Guieb III + Cesar Hernando


Minsan Isang Panahon (Once Upon a Time), Melchor Bacani III, 1989


Screening : 7th October Saturday 6.30 - 9pm

Testing Grounds : Levels 1-3 432-438 Queen Street, Queen Victoria Market Precinct
Repeat screenings:
10:00am - 11:00pm on loop, Monday, 9 October, Ground Floor
10:00am - 11:00pm on loop, Tuesday, 10 October, Ground Floor

Featuring films curated by The Kalampag Tracking Agency (program run time 67 minutes)
The event is hosted by Saluhan Collective and will feature an iteration of their Pagbasa Archive
Catered by FiloFeeds
Film Program


Credit: Saluhan Collective, Launch of SHELF: I fear for my books at Arts Gen, 2023.
Photo by Lucy Foster.

The Kalampag Tracking Agency: is an ongoing curatorial initiative between Shireen Seno of Los Otros and Merv Espina of Generation Loss (GEN_LOSS). Overcoming institutional and personal lapses to give attention to little-seen works—some quite recent, some surviving loss and decomposition—this programme collects loose parts in motion, a series of bangs, or kalampag in Tagalog, assembled by individual strengths and how they might resonate off each other and a contemporary audience. Featuring some of the most striking films and videos from the Philippines and its diaspora, this is an initiative that continues to navigate the uncharted topographies of Filipino alternative and experimental moving image practice.

Saluhan Collective: Founded in 2019 by Aida Azin and now led by Catherine Ortega-Sandow and MJ Flamiano, Saluhan is a Filipinx/o artist collective based in Naarm on Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Country. Their practice is underpinned by notions of kinship, reciprocity, and the desire to create spaces that interweave artistry and community. They recently launched Pagbasa Archive, an experimental archive of contemporary Filipino art, design, texts, sound, performance and video in Naarm/Melbourne, currently based at SEVENTH.