On May 4th (Friday), painter Nikki Ocean will be mounting her biggest solo exhibition to date at Finale Art File in Makati City. Dubbed Rogue Wave, the multi-sensory exhibit will also feature the live music of Nights of Rizal and poetry of art and sci-tech journalist Czyka Tumaliuan.
“I’ve always found social pressures alienating as they prevent me from being my authentic self. And I’m aware that I’m not alone. Today, I noticed that it’s even magnified by social media where people get instant self-validation and escape. For my show, I want to explore how these kinds of distractions prevent us from facing and living our truths,” Ocean shared in a press release.
Nights of Rizal (né Migi de Belen) will be performing an original piece that encapsulates Ocean's vision into sound at the center of an installation of a raft surrounded with broken CDs that is supposed to represent water/waves/ ocean. from Ocean's closet. He explains, “I’m definitely playing around with different waveforms, and different ways of oscillating waveforms. However I think the essence of my music for the show will be less about the individual waves and oscillations themselves but more about how they intersect—willingly or accidentally—which I believe is what Rogue Wave is all about."
Rogue Wave opens on May 4th until May 28th, with an artist talk on May 19th.