Load na Dito

Load na Dito is an artistic and research project by Mayumi Hirano and Mark Salvatus based in Manila, Philippines. Developed as a home made culture, currently located in Cubao, Quezon City, it uses any possible space as a site for knowledge sharing, inquiry and discussion. “Load na Dito” is a local top up system for cellphone credit, where you can load anywhere as long as you can see a sign “load na dito.”  Developing it as a model, the pair make projects in different locations—building new energies to have “load.”  Load na Dito co-founders, researcher-curator Mayumi Hirano and artist-organizer Mark Salvatus, offered context of their practice working in the Philippines and within the wider Asian art community.