Here There and Everywhere: Anticipating the Art for the Future
People: Part I   Identity

Photo:Mervy C. Pueblo-Farol

Project Software
Noell EL Farol • Philippines
Ali Mahmeed •Bahrain
Ravinder Bhardwaj • India   
Seido Toshiyuki • Japan
Sang Heong Lee • South Korea

Paraphrasing the writer Jose Tence Ruiz, EL Farol considers the fingerprint not just a reliable identifier of criminals, but also a stamp of a person’s personality. For Project Software, EL Farol is collecting handwriting samples and fingerprints of people he meets while visiting foreign countries, often with his colleagues during art events. After the fluid used to make his prints stabilizes, the seemingly suspended black powder begins to build up like calligraphic linear strokes or the breath of the “dust whispering.” The project will continue for an additional three to five years until an entire high-ceilinged wall of a prospective exhibition space is covered.

Exhibition Venue:
Hampden Gallery University of Massachusetts •
Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
April 2—25, 2009
Located on the University of Massachusetts’ Amherst campus, Hampden and Central Galleries’ mission is to facilitate cultural understanding through exhibitions and in-depth adjunct programming.
The main focus is on new work by emerging artists in the fields of painting, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media, video and new media.