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Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan
In-Habit: Project Another Country

Alfredo Juan Aquilizan & Isabel Gaudinez-Aquilizan, In-Habit: Project Another Country, 2012
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Alfredo Juan Aquilizan & Isabel Gaudinez-Aquilizan
In-Habit: Project Another Country, 2012

Used transport cardboard boxes, packing tape, handcrafted cardboard houses, makeshift drums and sound, single channel video projection (The Badjao (Southern Philippines), 5:07 min) plus 5 LCD screen installations
dimensions variable
Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney

Photo: Jacob Ring

Alfredo Juan Aquilizan & Isabel Gaudinez-Aquilizan
In-Habit: Project Another Country, 2012

Used transport cardboard boxes, packing tape, handcrafted cardboard houses, makeshift drums and sound, single channel video projection (The Badjao (Southern Philippines), 5:07 min) plus 5 LCD screen installations
dimensions variable
Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney

Photo: Jacob Ring

Alfredo Juan Aquilizan & Isabel Gaudinez-Aquilizan
In-Habit: Project Another Country, 2012

Used transport cardboard boxes, packing tape, handcrafted cardboard houses, makeshift drums and sound, single channel video projection (The Badjao (Southern Philippines), 5:07 min) plus 5 LCD screen installations
dimensions variable
Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney

Photo courtesy the artists

Alfredo Juan Aquilizan & Isabel Gaudinez-Aquilizan
In-Habit: Project Another Country, 2012

Used transport cardboard boxes, packing tape, handcrafted cardboard houses, makeshift drums and sound, single channel video projection (The Badjao (Southern Philippines), 5:07 min) plus 5 LCD screen installations
dimensions variable
Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney

Photo: Mark Gowing

Alfredo Juan Aquilizan & Isabel Gaudinez-Aquilizan
In-Habit: Project Another Country, 2012

Used transport cardboard boxes, packing tape, handcrafted cardboard houses, makeshift drums and sound, single channel video projection (The Badjao (Southern Philippines), 5:07 min) plus 5 LCD screen installations
dimensions variable
Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney

Photo courtesy the artists

Alfredo Juan Aquilizan & Isabel Gaudinez-Aquilizan
In-Habit: Project Another Country, 2012

Used transport cardboard boxes, packing tape, handcrafted cardboard houses, makeshift drums and sound, single channel video projection (The Badjao (Southern Philippines), 5:07 min) plus 5 LCD screen installations
dimensions variable
Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney

Photo: Mark Gowing

Alfredo Juan Aquilizan & Isabel Gaudinez-Aquilizan
In-Habit: Project Another Country, 2012

Used transport cardboard boxes, packing tape, handcrafted cardboard houses, makeshift drums and sound, single channel video projection (The Badjao (Southern Philippines), 5:07 min) plus 5 LCD screen installations
dimensions variable
Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney

Photo courtesy the artists

Alfredo Juan Aquilizan & Isabel Gaudinez-Aquilizan
In-Habit: Project Another Country, 2012
(installation view, Pinnaces Gallery, 2014)

Used transport cardboard boxes, packing tape, handcrafted cardboard houses, makeshift drums and sound, single channel video projection (The Badjao (Southern Philippines), 5:07 min) plus 5 LCD screen installations
dimensions variable
Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney

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Alfredo Juan Aquilizan & Isabel Gaudinez-Aquilizan
In-Habit: Project Another Country, 2012

Used transport cardboard boxes, packing tape, handcrafted cardboard houses, makeshift drums and sound, single channel video projection (The Badjao (Southern Philippines), 5:07 min) plus 5 LCD screen installations
dimensions variable
Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney

Photo courtesy the artists

Alfredo Juan Aquilizan & Isabel Gaudinez-Aquilizan
In-Habit: Project Another Country, 2012

Used transport cardboard boxes, packing tape, handcrafted cardboard houses, makeshift drums and sound, single channel video projection (The Badjao (Southern Philippines), 5:07 min) plus 5 LCD screen installations
dimensions variable
Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney

Photo courtesy the artists

Alfredo Juan Aquilizan & Isabel Gaudinez-Aquilizan
In-Habit: Project Another Country, 2012

Used transport cardboard boxes, packing tape, handcrafted cardboard houses, makeshift drums and sound, single channel video projection (The Badjao (Southern Philippines), 5:07 min) plus 5 LCD screen installations
dimensions variable
Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney

Photo courtesy the artists

Alfredo Juan Aquilizan & Isabel Gaudinez-Aquilizan
In-Habit: Project Another Country, 2012
(installation view, Pinnaces Gallery, 2014)

Used transport cardboard boxes, packing tape, handcrafted cardboard houses, makeshift drums and sound, single channel video projection (The Badjao (Southern Philippines), 5:07 min) plus 5 LCD screen installations
dimensions variable
Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney

Photo courtesy the artists and Pinnacles Gallery

Alfredo Juan Aquilizan & Isabel Gaudinez-Aquilizan
In-Habit: Project Another Country, 2012
(installation view, Pinnaces Gallery, 2014)

Used transport cardboard boxes, packing tape, handcrafted cardboard houses, makeshift drums and sound, single channel video projection (The Badjao (Southern Philippines), 5:07 min) plus 5 LCD screen installations
dimensions variable
Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney

Photo courtesy the artists and Pinnacles Gallery

Alfredo Juan Aquilizan & Isabel Gaudinez-Aquilizan
In-Habit: Project Another Country, 2012
(installation view, Pinnaces Gallery, 2014)

Used transport cardboard boxes, packing tape, handcrafted cardboard houses, makeshift drums and sound, single channel video projection (The Badjao (Southern Philippines), 5:07 min) plus 5 LCD screen installations
dimensions variable
Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney

Photo courtesy the artists and Pinnacles Gallery

Alfredo Juan Aquilizan & Isabel Gaudinez-Aquilizan
In-Habit: Project Another Country, 2012
(installation view, Pinnaces Gallery, 2014)

Used transport cardboard boxes, packing tape, handcrafted cardboard houses, makeshift drums and sound, single channel video projection (The Badjao (Southern Philippines), 5:07 min) plus 5 LCD screen installations
dimensions variable
Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney

Photo courtesy the artists and Pinnacles Gallery

Alfredo Juan Aquilizan & Isabel Gaudinez-Aquilizan
In-Habit: Project Another Country, 2012
(installation view, Pinnaces Gallery, 2014)

Used transport cardboard boxes, packing tape, handcrafted cardboard houses, makeshift drums and sound, single channel video projection (The Badjao (Southern Philippines), 5:07 min) plus 5 LCD screen installations
dimensions variable
Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney

Photo courtesy the artists and Pinnacles Gallery

Alfredo Juan Aquilizan & Isabel Gaudinez-Aquilizan
In-Habit: Project Another Country, 2012
(installation view, Pinnaces Gallery, 2014)

Used transport cardboard boxes, packing tape, handcrafted cardboard houses, makeshift drums and sound, single channel video projection (The Badjao (Southern Philippines), 5:07 min) plus 5 LCD screen installations
dimensions variable
Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney

Photo courtesy the artists and Pinnacles Gallery

Alfredo Juan Aquilizan & Isabel Gaudinez-Aquilizan
In-Habit: Project Another Country, 2012
(installation view, Pinnaces Gallery, 2014)

Used transport cardboard boxes, packing tape, handcrafted cardboard houses, makeshift drums and sound, single channel video projection (The Badjao (Southern Philippines), 5:07 min) plus 5 LCD screen installations
dimensions variable
Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney

Photo courtesy the artists and Pinnacles Gallery

Alfredo Juan Aquilizan & Isabel Gaudinez-Aquilizan
In-Habit: Project Another Country, 2012
(installation view, Pinnaces Gallery, 2014)

Used transport cardboard boxes, packing tape, handcrafted cardboard houses, makeshift drums and sound, single channel video projection (The Badjao (Southern Philippines), 5:07 min) plus 5 LCD screen installations
dimensions variable
Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney

Photo courtesy the artists and Pinnacles Gallery

Alfredo Juan Aquilizan & Isabel Gaudinez-Aquilizan
In-Habit: Project Another Country, 2012
(installation view, Tweed Regional Gallery, 2014)

Used transport cardboard boxes, packing tape, handcrafted cardboard houses, makeshift drums and sound, single channel video projection (The Badjao (Southern Philippines), 5:07 min) plus 5 LCD screen installations
dimensions variable
Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney

Photo courtesy Tweed Regional Gallery

Alfredo Juan Aquilizan & Isabel Gaudinez-Aquilizan
In-Habit: Project Another Country, 2012
(installation view, Tweed Regional Gallery, 2014)

Used transport cardboard boxes, packing tape, handcrafted cardboard houses, makeshift drums and sound, single channel video projection (The Badjao (Southern Philippines), 5:07 min) plus 5 LCD screen installations
dimensions variable
Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney

Photo courtesy Tweed Regional Gallery

Alfredo Juan Aquilizan & Isabel Gaudinez-Aquilizan
In-Habit: Project Another Country, 2012
(installation view, Tweed Regional Gallery, 2014)

Used transport cardboard boxes, packing tape, handcrafted cardboard houses, makeshift drums and sound, single channel video projection (The Badjao (Southern Philippines), 5:07 min) plus 5 LCD screen installations
dimensions variable
Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney

Photo courtesy Tweed Regional Gallery

Installing In-Habit: Project Another Country at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

You might be forgiven for thinking that someone has a lot of time and cardboard on their hands when you visit In-Habit at Bathurst Regional Gallery. And you wouldn’t be wrong. Indeed many hours and a whole lot of boxes go into the installation of this mammoth touring project. In-Habit, like Rome, was not built in a day.

The cardboard walls of this metropolis are constructed entirely from recycled cardboard boxes, sticky tape, toothpicks, paper and glue — a project which has art climbing the walls from floor to ceiling in each of the gallery spaces in order to build this magical monstrous-city.

Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan: In-Habit: Project Another Country is a Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation commissioned project, toured by Museums & Galleries of NSW. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

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Alfredo Juan Aquilizan & Isabel Gaudinez-Aquilizan
In-Habit: Project Another Country, 2012

Location Photographs, Badjao Community Seaside II, Barangay, Matina Aplaya, Davao City, Philippines

Photo: Alfredo Juan Aquilizan

Alfredo Juan Aquilizan and Isabel Gaudinez-Aquilizan
In-Habit: Project Another Country

Tour dates: 2 August 2013 – 8 March 2015

Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation has partnered with Museums & Galleries NSW to tour In-Habit: Project Another Country. The unique, community-based contemporary art project will travel to six public galleries in regions across NSW, QLD and SA from 2013 – 2015.

Unlike static touring exhibitions of objects alone, the exhibition encourages and is reliant on audience engagement as an integral part of the artwork. The tour of In-Habit provides a rare and special opportunity for regional galleries and their communities to interact face-to-face with contemporary artists of this calibre and participate in the development of a pivotal art initiative.

The project has visited the following venues:

  • Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery (Booragul, NSW) – 2 August to 8 September 2013
  • Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (Bathurst, NSW) – 31 January to 16 March 2014
  • Pinnacles Gallery (Townsville, QLD) – 5 April to 4 May 2014
  • Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia (Adelaide, SA)  – 1 August to 3 October 2014
    (Presented by the Samstag Museum of Art for the Adelaide Festival Centre’s 2014 OzAsia Festival)
  • Tweed River Art Gallery (Murwillumbah, NSW) – 17 October to 14 December 2014

And is still to visit:

  • Cairns Regional Gallery (Cairns, QLD) – 5 January to 8 March 2015

International Tour

Further to a visit by Hiromi Kurosawa, Senior Curator, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art to SCAF, Isabel and Alfredo Aqulizan were invited to exhibit In-Habit from 3 August 2013 – 10 November 2013 in Kanazawa.  In addition SCAF alumni artist, Fiona Tan was also invited to exhibit alongside the Aquilizans.

SCAF is providing in-kind support for the In-Habit tour.