Carina Samantha Santos


I make stuff up


London & Manila

— MRes Art: Theory & Philosophy, Central Saint Martins


ABOUT
ART
DESIGN
WRITING

Etc.

SELECTED WORK ︎


Editorial design & illustration

CNN Philippines Life
Esquire Philippines
Rogue Magazine


Book design

A Waiting Room Companion

The First Impulse

Cupid’s Rage

Taming People’s Power


Music

Don’t Forget, Clementine

Bones Like Snowflakes

Winter Quay/Summer Blankets

SELECTED LETTERS ︎


“There’s something really funny about our music, because it’s often so heart-on-your-sleeve, a little bit. We know how that can be embarrassing. We’re just not worried about embarrassing ourselves anymore.” ¹ The album is an intimation of loss, self-destruction, and the possibility of redemption. ² It’s a song for when life gets too heavy, and you need a song you can sink into — just for four minutes — so you don’t drown inside yourself. ³ 


Solo exhibit — West Gallery

Nothing, and is nowhere, and is endless


5 — 28 April 2018

High Windows
BY PHILIP LARKIN

When I see a couple of kids
And guess he’s fucking her and she’s
Taking pills or wearing a diaphragm,
I know this is paradise

Everyone old has dreamed of all their lives—
Bonds and gestures pushed to one side
Like an outdated combine harvester,
And everyone young going down the long slide

To happiness, endlessly. I wonder if
Anyone looked at me, forty years back,
And thought, That’ll be the life;
No God any more, or sweating in the dark

About hell and that, or having to hide
What you think of the priest. He
And his lot will all go down the long slide
Like free bloody birds.
And immediately

Rather than words comes the thought of high windows:
The sun-comprehending glass,
And beyond it, the deep blue air, that shows
Nothing, and is nowhere, and is endless.



— Collapsing Space I

— Collapsing Space II


— Collapsing Space III


— Collapsing Space IV
— Collapsing Space V
— Collapsing Space VI


— Collapsing Space VII

— Collapsing Space VIII

— Collapsing Space IX


— Collapsing Space X




— Infinite Estrangement



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