Ian James "MRS TAN" Jaurigue PHL
Video, 11:56 min
Artistic director, visuals: MRS TAN
Director: Ricci Del Carmen Guevarra
Mentor: Russ Ligtas
Admin: Elver Despa
Team: Thom Cipriano, Monsour Esmael
Photo and Video documentation: Christine Chung, Nicole Zaide
Zoom documentation: Monsour Esmael, Kiko Dacanay
Promotions: Pride Studios PH, Globalgrace Spaces MNL, Pineapple Lab,
Visuals: Travistea Mrs Tan
Debriefing: Clea Torres
Film editing, music: Keiko Carasig
Tandemonium is a virtual world that shows how chaotic the world can get, how power is purchased, and how oppression and killings, especially of those in the minority, continue while people are silent. A virtual world where its own creator is not the ruler. A chaotic world where the power to decide is given to those who you share it with. One has no voice, no choice, no control. One is there only for entertainment.
MRS TAN transcends boundaries that limit the art of drag by elevating the vapid and normalising the off-kilter. She is currently part of GlobalGrace’s Artist in Residency (Philippines, 2021) and several theatre productions that tackle capitalism, sexism, and mental health issues such as Intersection (Manila, 2016) and Walang Katapusang Godot (Manila, 2018). Her work has been featured in various international art festivals, publications and conferences worldwide.