There are two ways to look at a nation's resilience. We seemingly remain calm, smiling through TV screens despite a passing storm that has taken with it years of hard work—just a fine example of how the Filipino idea of masking pain with smiles hides perturbed realities. In Impasse, artists come together in facing the reality one by one—from personal to societal, from environmental to socio-political. What's there to look forward to when all that's present is a standstill. What appears to be an oasis becomes quicksand and there seems to be no moving forward—from climate change, transport crisis, poverty, societal injustice, and more.