One of the pioneers of Baguio’s theatrical scene, Karlo Marko Altomonte makes a comeback from his hiatus of several years in his art show, “Kafagway sa Saliw ng mga Gangsa” at Cafe by the Ruins Dua.
A combination of photography, literature, and music, the exhibit is a love letter to Baguio. Prose and poems accompany old-timey photographs of Baguio on the walls. And on opening day, Karlo, with his band of performers, treated his audience to a presentation of the same poems set to music. These works, images and writings, have been collected over the last 25 years.
Karlo expresses it best when he says, “Every time Baguio enchants, seduces, mesmerizes, overwhelms, inspires, I can’t help but attempt to capture and express the experience in whatever way I can – I take a photograph, I write a piece, a poem, I put together chords for a song. And in this case, put them all together to come up with some kind of a an anthology that expresses my experiences in and with, impressions of, thoughts on and feelings for Baguio, the place I’ve made, have come to know and now consider as my home.”
If you’re interested in getting a print or a book of Karlo Marko Altomonte’s work, check out “Kafagway sa Saliw ng mga Gangsa” at Cafe by the Ruins Dua, on display until the end of the year.