15 Dec Trapo

Emulsion lift on Papemelroti chipboard – In a ruined corridor of The Manila Film Center, a project of Imelda Marcos whose hurried construction allegedly buried alive several hundred workers, someone has written on the walls a long dialogue between Imelda and a ‘survivor’ living as a ghost in the haunted space.

“The knowledge must be searched for, and the search begins with the living past, the roots which anchor us firmly to the present and allow us to reach to the future. Our education must be rooted in our people and in our environment. Our cultural activities must spring from our native roots, out of the racial soul of the Filipino people.”