Ongoing until January 31, 2009!!!
Galleria Duemila, Pasay City
Of Butterfly Wings and the Great Barrier Roof
‘Play by Ear (Oido)’ is an exploration of the social and cultural landscapes of two cities (
The central image is a large tarpaulin print called Kakaibang Ilaw II, depicting an aerial view of Santa Cruz, Manila: the part with the bridge connecting LRT1 to LRT2 (Purple Line). It presents a panoramic view of improvised urban architecture, mainly of decayed corrugated roofs from cramped housing, randomly littered with a flotsam of objects and materials and a hodgepodge of interconnecting power lines. Attached to the image surface are detritus of disused piano parts and other found objects. A recent series small, wing-shaped toy piano lids, hinged in pairs, animates the gallery space. These ‘piano wings’ are cross-layered with multiple textual and image appropriations from 1950’s Children’s literature, anatomical illustrations, archival images from Philippine and Australian history.
Hanging opposite Kakaibang Ilaw II, is a 1996 collaborative mixed media work, a deconstructed map of the
Internationally known for his multi-sited, collaborative projects in
Reamillo is an alumnus of the Philippine High School for the Arts, where he also taught from 1986-91. He studied painting at the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts and the Western Australia School of Visual Arts at the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts (1997-99). He was a recipient of the 1994 Thirteen Artist Award from the