Saturday, April 12, 2014

Ciudad De Zamboanga B.R.E.A.S.T. Installation Art: UP CLOSE!

The City of Zamboanga is so proud to present the Ciudad De Zamboanga B.R.E.A.S.T. Installation Art, which was finally unveiled last March 21, 2014.*

B.R.E.A.S.T. means Bra to Raise Early Awareness for Screening and Treatment.

The Ciudad De Zamboanga B.R.E.A.S.T. Installation Art is the creation of Sulu-born International Artist, Rameer Tawasil together with Zamboanga artists, Ciudad Medical Zamboanga staff and partners in the community.

There is a total of 1268 bras making up this B.R.E.A.S.T. Installation Art with this breakdown:
 = = = 508 decorated bras for the giant bra cups and straps.
 = = = 164 colored bras for the breast-shaped backdrop.
 = = = 308 black bras for the whole stage floor.
 = = = 288 black bras for the three sides of the stage.
Rameer Tawasil together with the GIANT BRA made up of colorful, decorated bras!!!

Last February 7 and March 12, 2014 were CMZ B.R.A. (Bra to Raise Awareness) Art Workshops with our staff as well as friends partners  in the Zamboanga City community who shared in the making of the wonderfully decorated bras! **

There were about 550 bras as a result of the two workshops and more were done after the workshop! There were contributions of Art bras from local artists (with Rameer Tawasil) and those which were mailed in from other places in the Philippines and with international participation, too!***

Thus, we can proudly call this an ART WORK of the ZAMBOANGA COMMUNITY deserving to be dubbed CIUDAD DE ZAMBOANGA B.R.E.A.S.T. INSTALLATION ART!

Chosen embellished bra art are now on display in Lantaka Hotel and soon in other parts of Zamboanga City while most of the art bras are part of this innovative public installation art!****

Here are close-up shots of this Advocacy Art: Can you identify which decorated bras were made by you?
with sequins, beads, ribbons and tinsel... and I see the bra I made!
painted bras done by the Zamboanga artists...
more ribbons, sequins, flowers and painted ones...
and the green one comes from CMZ Dietary Department!
I see a fish (this must be Jam's bra from Medical Records)...some tubes, ribbons and beads!
... and the violet one comes from West MinCom!
I see a sequined vinta and curacha (I know Charisse of Radiology made this!)...
and the tubings must be from Hemodialysis!

more painted and sequined bras!
the big black bra with pink flowers comes from Ward G's Decorated Bra Box! 
with 15 decorated bras for the center strap
 Here are pictures from Rameer Tawasil: 
at the sides of the BRA: 
38 decorated bras on the right strap and 50 decorated bras in the left strap
center part of the bra (midstrap) has 15 decorated bras
the back portion of the Ciudad De Zamboanga B.R.E.A.S.T. Installation Art with 164 colored bras.
this was changed to all  black bras for the sides of the stage:
76 black bras on the right; 144 bras in the center; 68 bras on the left side.
right bra cup has 212 decorated bras
the left bra cup has 193 decorated bras! 

As we appreciate this Ciudad De Zamboanga B.R.E.A.S.T. Installation Art, let also think of the fertile minds, creative hearts and skilled hands of our partners in Zamboanga City and our friends from other parts of the Philippines and abroad, who gave their time, talent and treasure for the noble advocacy of BREAST WELLNESS and BREAST CANCER AWARENESS through ART!

19 comments:

  1. Oh, and there's more and more bra for this campaign. Looks cool and different at the same time.

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  2. wow, art was made out of the Bras! I hope it will really increase breast awareness among women, and men also, for their female loved ones.

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  3. Doc, I was wondering, how many bras exactly are there? I'm guessing it's around 500ish.

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    2. It must be more than 500 because even the whole backdrop is filled with colored bras, and the floor and sides of the stage are filled with black bras! The decorated bras within the large bra are also placed at the thick bra strap at the sides!

      This is a very interesting question since we should start counting the bras in this giant bra. We really still have lots of bras to make art works from!

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    3. Finally. we had someone count it...

      There is a total of 1268 bras making up this B.R.E.A.S.T. Installation Art with this breakdown:
      = = = 508 decorated bras for the giant bra cups and straps.
      = = = 164 colored bras for the breast-shaped backdrop.
      = = = 308 black bras for the whole stage floor.
      = = = 288 black bras for the three sides of the stage.

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  4. "Early detection and early treatment save lives" is a great line to convince women and even the men to have a consultation before the illness aggravates.

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    1. Yes! and it applies to many other diseases too...whether other cancer screenings like for lung or colon cancer and even for lifestyle related diseases like Hypertension and Diabetes!

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  5. I wish you can bring this to Manila too!

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  6. Wow that's a gigantic bra made of small bras... congratulations on the campaign dok!

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  7. That's a really big piece of art.. congrads on such a successful campaign :)

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  8. Wow! This is amazing. Really a great way to promote awareness. Maybe you can bring it in a country-wide tour?

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  9. I can't count all those bra :) I love the artistry and creativity that's mixed with this campaign. Truely, a successful one. God bless you and your team Doc.

    Mommy Maye
    www.momaye.com

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  10. Ang ganda! I hope to see this one in person. It surely is a work of art!

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  11. My future mom in law is a breast cancer survivor. I am gonna tell her about this! :) This is really a nice advocacy. I am thinking of writing a post about your bra art too. Really creative. <3

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    1. Please do write about it. We would be very happy for the B.R.A. Campaign Project to go beyond our circles through our fellow BC Bloggers!

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  12. The artwork is really neat and beautiful! I love to see this in person:)

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