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Noel Ed De Leon in his attic.  (c) noeleddeleon archives.  Photo courtesy, Godwin De Leon, London 2020

Microcosmic Orbit - 'Wrapping'


The Bagri Foundation is delighted to announce Noel Ed De Leon's Microcosmic Orbit, one of the five commissions for its At Home in the World open call. Set up in April 2020, it invited artists to create works in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, offering £1,000 for the winners to realise their proposals.

De Leon, who won in the 'Lectures & Courses' category, has created a work that takes the form of three digital conversations and live-stream performances, in which he invites a series of guest artists, researchers and cultural activists to undertake a virtual tour of his personal collection of historical artefacts. These are staged from the attic of his home - recently converted into an exhibition space.

The dates are as follows:

  •  17 July 2020, 1pm - 'Sheltering' with Pepe Dayaw will delve into the deeply symbolic and aesthetic nature of interiority, housing and survival.
  • 14 August 2020, 1pm - 'Wrapping' with Trang Thu Trang will explore the dynamics of visibility and invisibility which migrants often face.
  • 18 September 2020, 1pm - 'Temporalities' with Erika Tan will probe into the importance of coincidental survival of historical objects in shaping the writing of fragmented and layered histories.

Microcosmic Orbit will be streamed via the following link: 


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