DAKILA and its Active Vista Center invite Filipinos to creatively commemorate Philippine Independence Day by joining BANDERA!: Itaguyod ang Katotohanan, an alternative art exhibition.
BANDERA! calls for all youth, artists, collectives, communities, and organizations in the Philippines and overseas to take part in the exhibit by creating their own banners that stand for truth and freedom. The exhibit takes place anywhere in the world on June 12, 2022 as participants will hang their banners in locations easily seen by their communities or the public.
“Habang tayo ay naghahanda sa pagtatapos ng isang rehimeng may bakas ng dugo at sasalubong sa panibagong administrasyong may kasaysayan ng panlilinlang at kasinungalingan, kailangan nating isipin: Paano tayo umabot sa ganito?” DAKILA artist Jun Sabayton says.
This year’s BANDERA! is the alternative exhibit’s second run. It was launched last year, garnering around 200 submissions from the Philippines and overseas in different art mediums.
To join BANDERA! this year, citizens can create their own artwork banners with any materials available to them responding to the prompt: “Sa panahon ng binubulag, binubusalan, at binibinging lipunan,
anong mga katotohanan ang gusto nating palayain?” On June 12, 2022, they can then hang their banners outside their homes, in community spaces easily seen by the public, in digital spaces, or in any other place of choice. Finally, contributors can document their banners and share them online with the hashtags “#BanderaNatinTo #ArawNgKalayaan #NoToRedTagging.”
All submissions will be collated and featured in an online broadcast published on DAKILA’s Facebook.
“A nation blinded, muted, and deafened proves to be fertile grounds for the acceptance of lies and rejections of fact-based information and evidence. Now more than ever our fight against the distortion of our history and our values is critical. Resist! Expose! Surface!” Active Vista Communications Director and Bandera co-organizer Christine Alvarez shares.
DAKILA – Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism is an organization of artists, cultural and development activists, students, young professionals, and individuals creatively building a movement of heroism towards social transformation.
Mobile: +63 927 5468190
Active Vista is an institution established by DAKILA. It facilitates the learning process of empowering citizens to become agents of social change.
Mobile: +63 915 5833364