Cultural Remittance Pawnshoppe Episode 1: The Shell and The Wound

Artists: Alfred Marasigan, Meenakshi Thirukode, Clara Balaguer, Jerwin Darag

Page Not Found presents “Cultural Remittance Pawnshoppe”, a new cycle of events curated by Clara Balaguer and Meenakshi Thirukode (Instituting Otherwise).


Meenakshi Thirukode presents her work through the archetype of The Wound inflicted in the act of seeking change and justice. Hierarchical structures of race, gender, caste*, and class seek to protect themselves, picking at any attempts of this wound to heal over.

Alfred Marasigan presents his work through the archetype of the shell, specifically the nautilus shell. His interest in how time is lived, quantified, politicized in different territories suggests, through the shell, other readings of queerness, danger, anachronism, and the body.

For this episode, Cultural Remittance Pawnshoppe nests within the skin of Eternal Conferences, a livestreamed educational resource and art space.

*Meenakshi would like to acknowledge that she belongs to an oppressor caste as a UC/Savarna and will speak from this position.


To Be Determined (Primary Cell: Meenakshi Thirukode and Clara Balaguer) build a series of long distance remittance sessions at Page Not Found, featuring people who are intimate with migratory realities as a lifestyle that begets archetypes for a practice. Whether by fleeing further South, draining towards the North, or exiting contested “centers” and “canons,” their work explores what exists on the margins, not because it lacks value but because it has been grossly misclassified—by empire, patriarchy, casteism, or any other intersectional oppressions—as unremarkable.

In the spirit of informal remittance, both Balaguer and Thirukode have proposed a series of conversational alchemies, mixing guests across their personal networks in India and the Philippines. They ask each guest to present their work in light of an archetype they are practicing, researching, or becoming that is somehow made possible by the modes of flight described by migration. A casual publication will be gathered from notes and references shared for each session.

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Jerwin Darag will provide sign language interpretation.

This is a hybrid event. You can attend in person at Page Not Found or stream online via the Eternal Conferences website. To enter the chatroom you can sign up and join on Twitch @eternalconferences.

Entrance is free.

17 Sep 18:00
Boekhorststraat 126-128


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