Harurot (Acceleration)

21 Feb 2020 – 26 Feb 2020

Regular hours

Fri, 21 Feb
13:00 – 18:00
Sat, 22 Feb
12:00 – 18:00
Sun, 23 Feb
12:00 – 18:00
Mon, 24 Feb
12:00 – 18:00
Wed, 26 Feb
12:00 – 18:00

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Enclave Lab

England, United Kingdom


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  • Deptford Bridge Railway station
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"What do they mean by transportation crisis? I just see traffic."


Harurot (Acceleration)
Alfred Marasigan
curated by Arianna Mercado
21-26 February 2020

Opening and dance party 
21 February 2020 (Friday), 1-6pm GMT / 9pm-2am GMT+8

"Spin class" 
26 February 2020 (Wednesday), 2pm GMT / 10pm GMT+8

"What do they mean by transportation crisis? I just see traffic." (Salvador Panelo, Philippine Presidential Spokesman, October 2019)

Frustrated by having been stuck in traffic in Manila for 6 hours, Angeline Tham conceptualized Angkas, a motorcycle taxi service in 2015. This service involves commuters riding pillion behind drivers, providing a quick way to steer through standstill traffic in one of the world's "most gridlocked cities."

Harurot (Acceleration) explores the ways we navigate through physical and digital gridlocks. For his first solo exhibition in London, Alfred Marasigan will be livestreaming a routine 2-hour Angkas commute from his home to a club. The livestreamed video will be accompanied by a DJ on site in Enclave Lab. At the end of the exhibition, Marasigan will hold a “spin class” set to the music played during the dance party. Harurot (Acceleration) seeks to look into the subtext of the motorcycle, navigate sexuality and queer road rage by overriding negative feelings associated with traffic through enacting a space to dance and celebrate. 

To watch the livestream, follow @alfredmarasigan on Instagram.

Graphic design by Yuji de Torres
Supported by the Goldsmiths College Department of art and Exhibitions Hub


Arianna Mercado

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alfred marasigan


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