MANILA CITTÀ APERTA INTRAMUROS - Water Monument Pasig, a performance at Fort Santiago and Dust Monument Real a video installation with projection on Puerta Real.
Memory, intersecting histories, performing bodies and performing sites. Violence and tenderness. Past, present, life and death. Wars, dictatorships but also love : a variation on a theme. One horrid, the other full of hope. All waters communicate. So this is the perfect site to remember, but also to look forward. United. Water, dust, flowers, red and yellow ribbons on the anniversary day of the Battle of Manila.
curator : Carlos Celdran ; photo documentation : Mideo Cruz, Eve Javier (photos 1-18) ; guest performer : Jose Tence Ruiz aka Bogie ; special appearances : Kleng de Loyola, Uma de Loyola Cruz ; production designer : Leah Reyes ; field assistans : Jocelyn Lao, Mitch Garcia and Roan Cornejo
MARAMING SALAMAT / MANY THANKS : Jose Tence Ruiz aka Bogie, Carlos Celdran, Tesa Celdran, Mitch Garcia, Eve Javier, Leah Reyes, Jocelyn Lao, Roan Cornejo and the Manila Biennale team. Thanks to the sponsors : Philippine Airlines, Bayleaf Intramuros Hotel. Special thanks and mille grazie : Bogie, Rochit, Amihan and Spike.