Source of Living

A hand powered street cart that could turn into a boat, designed specifically for disabled vendor. The project is interested in exploring ideas on appropriate technology, everyday survival and environmental change.

Video link of the project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DN6bfJznKtI

“Among his lengthy list of exhibits and projects in the U.S. and Philippines is a collaboration between Vitug and a physically disabled vendor in the Philippines, which might best sum up the artist’s intent: using art to help communities help themselves. The collaboration, titled "In Search for the Source of Living," involved Vitug designing a cart for the vendor to operate with his hand (using a bike peddle) so that he could travel across land and in water to sell produce.” – Kristen Peterson, 2012
Full article: http://lasvegasweekly.com/as-we-see-it/weekly-qa/2012/sep/05/weekly-q-performance-artist-jevijoe-vitug/

Source of Living (Landfill), 2010 Durst Lambda print on archival paper framed 20 x 30 inches

Source of Living (Riverbank), 2010 Durst Lambda print on archival paper framed 20 x 30 inches

Source of Living (Informal Settlement), 2010 Durst Lambda print on archival paper framed 20 x 30 inches

Source of Living (Rural Street), 2010 Durst Lambda print on archival paper framed 20 x 30 inches

Installation view of Source of Living exhibition at Pablo Gallery, Manila, Philippines, 2010.

Who’s Afraid of the Source of Living? (After Barnett Newman), 2010 Oil on canvas (triptych) 48 x 108 inches

Installation view of Source of Living exhibition with paintings and video projection at Pablo Gallery, Manila, Philippines, 2010.

Source of Living (Mock-Up), 2010 Recycled Aluminum can 11 L x 7 W x 10 H inches