This work explored the theme of diaspora and imagined communities. Here is a description of the work written by the artist David Medalla:

" ... we followed Christine de Leon who enacted her performance, with the collaboration of musician Jams Reyes (who wore a bergamesque mask), in the middle of the Millenium Bridge above the river Thames. Dressed in a veil and beautiful clothes, Christine de Leon wrote letters on many coloured papers. The letters were addressed to the spirit of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, the national hero of the Philippines, who lived for a time at Chalcot Crescent on Primrose Hill in north London, in the latter half of the 19th century. Rizal wrote his two novels “Noli Me Tangere” and “El Filibusterismo”, which sparked the Philippine Revolution against the colonial power of Imperial Spain. After Christine wrote her letters to Dr. Jose Rizal, she distributed the different coloured papers to those of us who were present. She asked us to make paper airplanes of our pieces of paper. The paper airplanes inscribed with the letters to Dr. Jose Rizal we threw above the air into the flowing waters of the river Thames. It was a very beautiful performance."

Medalla, David. (20 July 2008). “Jetsam & Flotsam: Berlin – London, Friday the 11th of July 2008. Artapartofculture. Retrieved from artapartofculture.net/2008/07/20/jetsam-flotsam-berlin-london-friday-the-11th-of-july-2008-david-medalla/

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