Bea Mariano strings together images of the Colonial Philippines, and overlays them with images from contemporary life, creating connections between past and present, and meditating on the power of the images themselves.
Pinagsasama-sama ni Bea Mariano ang mga litrato ng Kolonyal na Pilipinas, at sinasapawan ang mga ito ng mga larawan mula sa kontemporaryong buhay. Lumilikha siya ng mga koneksyon sa pagitan ng nakaraan at kasalukuyan, at pagninilay-nilay sa kapangyarihan ng mga imahe.
Bea Mariano experiments with words, images, sound and video. She also sometimes transcribes and translates. At present she is trying out — slowly, gently, and out of necessity — automatic and expressionistic approaches to art-making.
She was one of the inaugural fellows of the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum’s Leaky Archive project in 2022, engaging with the institution’s Philippine colonial photographs collection. She received her BA in Art Studies from the University of the Philippines Diliman.
Her other filmic experiments include Wound Cities (2019, w.i.p.) and mistake, momentum, memory (2013).