In Manila, Mica Cabildo did not keep a studio. To stay productive, she traveled around a nearby archipelago with a camera. The Island Project is a collection of Mica Cabildo’s vacation photos and videos from this time. They turned into an ephemeral GIF-holiday and a moving narration about daily life in paradise. Dive into this expanded studio.
»I had no goal – I was hoping the goal would find me. Instead I found fish, hostels, backpackers with adventure toys, stranded foreigners, pleasure islands, ghostly guide doppelgangers, misleading tourism advertisements, power structures, gentrification, plutonomy, poverty amidst so much natural beauty, a creeping sense of loneliness and racial inequality, and a couple of storms.« (Mica Cabildo)