David Griggs: Between Nature and Sin
Address: 2 Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren
Date: 5 October 2019 - 1 December 2019
Time: 10:00 - 5:00pm
Ticket: Free Event
His work is often collaborative, engaging directly with communities while remaining sensitive to the ethical and moral obligations this demands. For the last 10 years Griggs has resided in the Philippines and has created a significant body of work that reveals the social hierarchies and underground culture of his adopted home.
Megan Monte, Curator of the exhibition says: ‘Manila has challenged, broken and rebuilt Griggs in countless ways, as have his collaborations. This is encapsulated in the series of work presented in BETWEEN NATURE AND SIN, Griggs’ most ambitious and challenging project to date.’
David Griggs’ examination of the issues that affect his adopted home of the Philippines continues in the major feature film COWBOY COUNTRY presented for the first time. The film follows the story of a kidnapped American Filipino teenage held captive for ransom and is produced collaboratively with the community. Set in a fishing village of one of the Philippines’ remote islands, the film features leading Filipino actors Soliman Cruz, the late Dante Perez and Melanie Tejano.