Guez eloquently captures the lives of children who live, work and play in Smoky Mountain, one of the world’s worst slums, where entire families scavenge to survive. Smoky Mountain is a mound of refuse outside of Manila, in the central Philippines, named after the methane-heavy mist hovering over it. Guez challenges our preconceptions of the camera by using a mobile phone as an extension of his body to frame his direct experience. In a streetlevel installation, designed by Andrew Mallis, viewers can engage in a unique forum with Guez’s video wall while stills are delivered to their mobile phones. The gallery is immaterial and the image, though multiple, is personal; both exist in the intimate, yet social, spaces now extended by mobile media.

Curated by Sanaz Mazinani