Kodakan: Pilipinos in the City – Exhibition Opening

September 18, 2013 in Kodakan, Making Visible, Performances, Uncategorized

Kodakan Slices smallKodakan: Pilipinos in the City
Exhibition Opening & Artists Talk

Sat | October 19, 2013 | 12:30-1:30pm
San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch
Koret Auditorium, 1st Floor
100 Larkin Street | San Francisco


What does it mean to be Filipino in San Francisco? And how do we tell our stories by posing for the camera? Join artists Wilfred Galila and Peggy Peralta, along with featured Kodakan participants, for a film screening of Kodakan videos and panel discussion.

Kodakan, verb – the generic Filpino term for taking photos derived from the known camera brand Kodak. Example: “Kodakan na! It’s picturing taking time!” Synonym: “piktyur piktyur” or “piktyuran na”

Presented by Kularts in partnership with the Filipino American Center at the San Francisco Public Library, Kodakan explores changing expressions of Pilipino cultural identity through the simple act of snapshot photography. Inspired by images in the book Filipinos in San Francisco and the San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection, artists Wilfred Galila and Peggy Peralta, with assistance from Cece Carpio, create playful photo homages to the vintage photos. Accompanied by videos, poetry, and interview snippets, the artists share the varied faces and stories of the San Francisco Pilipino American community.

The exhibition will be on view October 19, 2013 through January 23, 2014.