The Polaris Project’s annual poetry slam called Stay Furious: Tindig 2017 is back to capture its audience by their hands and hearts to encourage them to turn their fury into action.
On its third year, The Polaris Project would like to address the issues that plague our country – corruption, disrespect for human rights, neo-colonialism/postcolonialism, and everything that makes us seethe with fury. They also want to call the audience to Stay Furious as a collective action that breeds hope and change that we all strive for.
Tindig 2017, will feature a night of spoken word, art, and music that is dedicated to voicing out frustrations about what is and our dreams of what should be. Aside from this, they will also launch the #BurnBook which includes 140-character stories from writers all over Metro Manila, interpreted into visual stories by select artists.
The event highlights spoken word artists Jam Pascual, Cai Antonio, Patti Ramos, John Ilagan, Mark Dimaisip, Lakan Umali, and Wanggo Gallaga. Contributing artists for the #BurnBook including Manix Abrera, Yasmin Sehob, Rysa Antonio, Rai Perez, Aia Arkoncel, Pau Villanueva, Brendel Lim, Anna Marcelo, and Bea Trinidad, and more will also be there.
All proceeds from the event will go to Rise Up, a collective of various religious and secular groups who champion human rights and denounce the continuing killings and human rights violations of the current administration.
The Polaris Project is inviting you to stay furious and do something about it on August 19, Saturday, at Venture Space, Mandaluyong from 7pm to 12mn. Admission fee is P250 and you can also purchase #BurnBook for only P70.
The event is co-presented by Resbak, an artist’s alliance that responds and breaks the silence on the killings done by the present administration.