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Trained in Salzburg (SEAD) and Singapore (NAFA), Jereh works in live performances, crossing multiple disciplines. His interest lies in the creation of cinematic space to invoke personal trajectories of interpretation.
Companies and artists he has worked with include DramaBox, TNS, TheatreWorks, Frontier Danceland, Bani Haykal, Eng Kai Er, Tang Ling Nah, Loo Zihan and Xavier Le Roy. His works have been performed at Esplanade’s da:nsfestival and festivals in Germany and Portugal. He is currently a member of Dance Nucleus (SG), part of a community that incubates contemporary performance.
Started in 2014, Aliens of Manila is a multi-platform series directly referencing a certain New York based viral photography blog site.
The series captures strangely costumed bodies interjecting and inhabiting the streets of Manila, this staged displacement eliciting varied responses from the public and somehow transforms the context of the chosen sites.
A collaborative project featuring personalities who practice on the fringe as its models, the series plays upon the idea of the offbeat characters who thrive on the edge of the urban landscape.
The series is expanding to actively include other countries and cultures in the spirit of migration, the artist as service provider, and the OFW (overseas Filipino workers) phenomenon. The artist’s mother who is also an OFW, having worked as a nanny and caregiver in the United States for almost 17 years, supplied valuable information about the migrant condition as well as modelling as an alien at one point. The series is manifested in residency projects, short ﬁlms, photography, exhibits, workshops, and performances.
Jereh will collaborate together with Leeroy New and fellow Singaporean performer Sonia Kwek for the first time to present Aliens of Manila x Singapore at Neon Lights Festival.
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