Panaet: Community Ritual Performance

with Kimberley Acebo Arteche, Joshua Icban, and Transcriptions01

Kimberley Acebo Arteche, Naglalaban siya (she fights/they fight), 2020-ongoing

Saturday, August 3, 2024 | 2:00 pm
Free and open to the public

Join artist Kimberley Acebo Arteche and collaborators Joshua Icban and Transcriptions01 for a community ritual. 

Panaet is a ritual originating in Iloilo, Phillipines. Led by maaram (shamans), participants pray for rain to quench the thirst of their dried farmlands and for good harvests to improve their living just enough. In its original practice, participants turn to creator & ancestor to provide guidance through formidable times.

Inspired by this traditional practice, Arteche, Icban, and Transcriptions01 offer an interactive ceremony for collective prayer. Through sound, movement, and breath, audience members are invited to activate their intentions in community.

This program is organized in conjunction with Praxis of Local Knowledge, a group exhibition featuring four artists, including Arteche, creating work that explores their ancestral stories and grappling with these memories today. The exhibition is on view through Saturday, August 17, 2024 at the San Francisco Arts Commission Main Gallery. Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 12:00-5:00 pm 


Artist Bios

Kimberley Acebo Arteche (she/they) is an educator, cultural worker, and interdisciplinary artist. Her work explores the hybrid cultures formed by technology, movements of immigrants in America, and the way movements through space and spaces has been affected by these two. Arteche received her BFA from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and MFA from San Francisco State University where she received the School of Art’s Distinguished Graduate award. She has been awarded the Murphy Cadogan Contemporary Art Award by the San Francisco Foundation, was Kearny Street Workshop’s Featured Visual Artist in the 2015 APAture Festival, and residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and the Growlery. She has shown at East Tennessee State University, SOMArts Cultural Center and at the Wailoa Arts & Cultural Center in Hilo, Hawaii. www.kimacebo.art

Josh Icban (he/him) is a composer, sound designer and proud son of Vallejo, CA. He has had the privilege to work with a wide array of prestigious talents and organizations such as Grammy winner Fantastic Negrito, the San Francisco Symphony orchestra,the San Francisco Philharmonic Orchestra, Filipino/a/x American arts organization KULARTS under the direction of SFAC Legacy Artist Alleluia Panis, and Oakland Hip Hop Collective Grand Nationxl. Josh's original works have been heard in spaces such as Counterpulse Theater, the Asian Art Museum, Bindlestiff Studios, Dance Mission and Fringe Manila Arts Festival in the Philippines. Josh was a showcasing artist in the 2023 United States of Asian America festival and is currently a California Arts Council and Youth Speaks Emerging Artist Fellow. Follow him @jicban or joshicban.com 

Peekaboo (aka Transcriptions01) (they/them) is a nonbinary, trans mixed race musician, educator and composer. Raised between their Latinx and Filipinx cultures, they continue to dedicate their work for the Queer community and nonbinary youth to elders. You can find them enjoying a cup of jasmine rose tea, day dreaming and envisioning beloved futures.   


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