Crash Test Broadcast

Louie Cordero's Crash Test Broadcast, first made in 1999.

The work was remade in 2006 for the exhibition 'Fuzzy Logic' curated by Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez and Claro Ramirez at the Lopez Memorial Museum from 25 October 2006 - 5 April 2007.

Excerpt from the press release:
'Science and technology’s penchant for exactness and predictability have traditionally been at odds with often spontaneous liberties taken in the name of artistic creativity. And yet even with growing numbers of artists getting wired, moving from the use of precision and power tools to digital media and all the sampling, ripping and montaging that’s come with Internet access, the seemingly blurring lines between techies and arty types still come dogged by almost cyclical acts of assimilation and resistance.

'Fuzzy Logic' attempts to craft a tentative survey of how Filipino visual art and popular culture have, over time, weighed in on questions of craft, mechanization, industrialization and development, and living in the age of interactive TV, surveillance cameras and Pinoy Big Brother. A cursory scan through relevant reads reveals that these engagements span ironic extremes – from ultra-nativism/self-exoticization to hybridization and blind appropriation and yet, 'Fuzzy Logic' plays on the volatility that rings with shifting territories, ever-changing avatars, elastic virtual communities, and multiple versions of the real.

'Fuzzy Logic' is the Lopez Memorial Museum’s contribution to 'Zero In 5', a collaborative project among Ateneo Art Gallery, Ayala Museum, Bahay Tsinoy, Lopez Memorial Museum and Museo Pambata.'

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Online

author

Louie CORDERO

documenter

Ringo BUNOAN

Publication/Creation date

2006

Creation place

Philippines

Medium

TV monitors

Content type

artwork documentation

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Crash Test Broadcast