15 Dec Trapo

Emulsion lift on Papemelroti chipboard – A political poster deteriorating on the streets of Manila.

“Through the centuries, the Filipino had been putting on a mask in order to confound his conquerors. When the time came to take off the mask because it was no longer needed, he found that it had become part of his face. This was the commanding image of our crisis of identity. But we have peeled off the masks, confronted ourselves, revealed and asserted our Filipino identity. No people can endure without the vital knowledge of who they are”