In response to Wawi Navarroza’s invitation, residents of Manilla sought out plants, stones, soil and other natural materials in characteristic spots in their city. She then used the collected (and comprehensively catalogued) material to assemble terrariums, thus creating a psycho-geographic map of Manilla on the basis of the hundreds of locations from which the material came. Under the glass domes the city, its memories, and the raw realities form tiny eco-systems that lead to large conclusions, reflections, and questions.
About the Artist
Wawi Navarroza (b. 1979, Philippines) studied at De La Salle University in Manilla and the International Center of Photography in New York. In 2012 she completed the European Master of Fine Art Photography at the Instituto Europeo di Design in Madrid. In 2011 she published the monograph Gracias Por Su Visita. Her work was previously seen during the Noorderlicht Festivals Another Asia and Terra Cognita.