Sa Pagitan 1 (A Series of Site-specific Readings of Donella Medadow’s “Lines in the Mind, Not in the World)

Ralph C. Lumbres
Matsudo, Chiba
73×48.5×18 cm

Sa Pagitan means “in-between” in Filipino. It is a video series project of site-specific readings of the poem, Lines in the Mind, Not in the World by Donella Meadows. This work disenchants the permanence of lines we draw on the world, challenging the existence of boundaries and borders. In reading the poem along the borders of towns, cities, countries, the in-betweens of water, land, bridges, border control gates, this work emphasizes how invisible these lines really are. Sa Pagitan 1 was read and shot at the Mekong River along the river of Thailand and Laos. One part of it was read on a small river island in the middle of the border, belonging to neither one of the two countries.

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