Here There and Everywhere:
Anticipating the Art for the Future
People: Part I Identity
Photo:Mervy C. Pueblo-Farol
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
The project will continue for an additional three to five years until an
entire high-ceilinged wall of a prospective exhibition space is covered.