CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Kapampangan multi-media artist Don Reich de Dios will be displaying his Fourth Public Art Installation on June 13 in Subic, Zambales as part of his "Back-off China series", a nationalist themed art installation on the ongoing territorial dispute on the West Philippine Sea.
The art installation is composed of Origami-inspired airplanes, amphibious vehicles and ships. It is a large-scale installation wherein the artist will set up a total of a hundred figures.
Aside from the 100 paper and plastic film sculptures, the artist will also ask the audience to make their own planes and boats out of paper. The installation will also include kite making. The artist said that the entire art exhibit will be interactive and kinetic at the same time.
"And this art installation will somehow add an awareness to all of us with regard to the territorial dispute," De Dios said.
China is locked in territorial dispute with the Philippines in the West Philippine Sea. China's claims in the West Philippine Sea encompass waters and islands that the Philippines and four other Asian nations claim as theirs.
The materials used by the artist are discarded maps of Central Luzon, which were gathered by the artist from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
Aside from being a practicing multi-media artist, de Dios also serves the Philippine government as an information officer in DENR-Central Luzon and is presently assigned at the National Greening Program (NGP) Regional Office where he is one of the NGP provincial coordinator of Zambales along with Forester Allan Alcantara.
The venue of the art installation will be at the stretch of the shorelines of Barangay Barreto Subic, Zambales.