Yellow Green Sound Town

October 7, 2016




The Cultural Center of the Philippines



Opening reception: 7 October, Friday, 6pm

Exhibit duration: 7 October to 20 November 2016

Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (Small Gallery)


Artist talk: 19 October, Wednesday, 4pm

MKP Hall


The universality of music as a form of language can easily be hinted by our anatomical make-up, water being a major biological component that compels us to vibrate and respond to sound. Sound’s unique quality to draw imagery and memory from aural transmissions suggests its potency to be personal and relational. This vantage point allows us to reimagine sound and music as an offshoot of objects and images instead of mere intangible waves. It reflexively transforms sound as a collective re-imagination of tactile experiences, a metaphor for our intimate sentiments on the physical world.


In Yellow Green Sound Town, Vinty Lava’s fictive reimagining of plot characters is spawned from the repository of music used for his videos. He investigates the evocative power of sound to entwine locations with notes, seasons to rhythm, and people to the encompassing musical tone. His video installations simulate the fictional world he wants his viewers to immerse in. Inversely, some of the images he uses are amalgamations of the two-dimensional characters he introduces in his paintings. This allows him to retain the subliminal dimension of music and provides the audience with the participatory role of interpreting the images and sound independently.



Yellow Green Sound Town will be on view from 7 October until 20 November 2016 at the CCP’s Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (Small Gallery). Artist Vinty Lava will also be giving an artist talk on 19 October, Wednesday, 4pm, at the CCP’s MKP Hall. Exhibit viewing hours are from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-6pm. For more information, contact the Visual Arts & Museum Division, Production & Exhibition Department at landlines (632) 8321125 local 1504/1505, or (632) 8323702, mobile (0917) 6033809, email, or visit