Manila to Hollywood on the Dashboard of a Jeepney or Tales of Love, War and the American Dream, Starring the Artist as Felipe C. Gregorio Sr. as Audie Murphy
The top of one's dashboard functions as a type of time capsule or still life. It houses symbols of one's accomplishments (a graduation tassel), one's failures (an unpaid parking ticket or wrapper of an unhealthy snack), one's beliefs (a miniature alter w/ a rosary or image of a deceased loved one) and one's daily accoutrements (cell charger or book of matches). For this piece, Gregorio created a floor sculpture that borrows the aesthetic of a Filipino Jeepney dashboard in an attempt to embody the story of his family's immigration and assimilation into the U.S.
This was included in the inaugural exhibition entitled Short Memory
at the Drawing Room, Gillman Barracks, Singapore.