Corinne de San Jose (b. 1977, Bacolod, Philippines) is an award-winning film sound designer and a multi-disciplinary artist. There’s the overlap where her seemingly divergent modes of creation gains a synergy, a coherence. Her film work draws more parallels with her art than is apparent at first blush, the way in which it is more than a mere enhancement of the narrative. Her work outside of film not only corrals multiple disciplines. They constantly interrogate structure, form, and process as integral to the work itself. The photographic image, regardless whether it’s static or not, is De San Jose’s base matter, but there is both a self-reflexively sculptural and performative aspect to the work. The image becomes a sort of object that undergoes varieties of alteration which she documents. Recurrence and repetition are constant themes and maneuvers in her work, pre-occupied as it is with gender identity, the cyclical nature of time and with tapping into the potency inside clichés and stereotypes.
De San Jose has had several solo exhibitions in Silverlens, Manila, the most recent of which is I’ve been hiding in the smallest places in January 2018. Her works have also been part of group exhibitions in Manila and Paris. Group exhibitions in Silverlens, Manila include Equivalent/s (2018), Translación (2017), The Circle Game (2014), Working in Progress curated by Adeline Ooi (2011) and A Very Short Flowering Season (2010). In 2013, she was among the photographers to have participated in Paris Photo, showcasing New Pairs, a collaborative work with artist Christina Dy.
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