2017 | Philippines | Experimental

Our Islands 11°16’58.4_N 123°45’07.0_E

  • 72 mins
  • Director | Martha Atienza

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Martha Atienza’s video installation, Our Islands, 11°16`58.4" 123°45`07.0"E, shows a traditional procession from her native Philippines, which she alienates by placing it under water. We watch the procession passing by as if in an aquarium: Christ carrying the cross, men in women’s clothes and demonstrators carrying tableaux with political slogans, threatened from behind by menacing, armed henchman. Through her cast of characters and choice of setting, Atienza presents a both critical and humorous take not only on the state of society in the Philippines but also on the threat of climate change to which the country is increasingly exposed through the warming of the world’s oceans.

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