Alfred Marasigan (b. 1992) began as a landscape painter until he discovered livestreaming and eventually found performance. In his transmedial practice, he uses livestreaming as medium to challenge modes of storytelling, navigate the politics of belonging, and apprehend the trappings of chance. He heavily draws inspiration from emotional geography, Norwegian slow TV, and magic realism.
Marasigan graduated with an MA in Contemporary Art from UiT Arctic University of Norway's Tromsø Academy of Art and is a Norwegian Council of the Arts Grantee for Newly Graduated Artists. In 2016, he had his first solo show Places in the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), and in 2015, he became a First Round Winner (General Category) of Art Olympia: International Open Art Competition in Tokyo, Japan. Currently based in Manila, he is also a member of the Ateneo de Manila University’s Department of Fine Arts.
His other artworks have also been exhibited, screened, and presented in Tromsø Kunstforening (NO), Meinblau Projektraum (DE), Arctic Moving Image & Film Festival (AMIFF) (NO), c3 Contemporary Art Space (AU), Metropolitan Museum of Manila (PH); and included in publications like Kunstkritikk.no, Fordham University’s CURA Magazine, SFMoMA’s Tumblr, Rogue, and Ateneo’s Heights, among others.