Walls Could Talk

Anton Guiller R. Nartea

38 seconds

Walls could talk

Photographs of Metro Manila’s public walls, taken sporadically on a span of 3 years, are turned into moving images amidst the sound of a nervous, foreboding drum — each frame moving faster, shakier, more frantic, as the writings become angrier, darker and (literally) deadlier.

In a city under a merciless regime, the walls are not mute witnesses; they’re documentarists. Wall COULD talk after all. The city is a book, a diary; its walls filled with graffiti are its pages. We’re called upon to read it, as well as to dare add our writings on it.

A tribute to the style of Botika Bituka of sir Cesar Hernando.

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