Street Art

Video: Vhils' mural for Splash and Burn initiative

August 08, 2018

Our friends behind the Splash and Burn initiative just released this exclusive video about the mural Vhils created back in March. As one of the very few murals in which Portuguese artist portrayed a non-human subject, the piece is putting a strong focus on the preservation of Tapanuli Orangutan, one of the most endangered Great Ape species in the world. 

The release of this reel was timed with Avaaz' petition campaign that is urging the Indonesian president Joko Widodo to cancel the Batang Toru hydropower dam and save the species. The petition already achieved its goal of 1 million signatures, and is still going strong! —Sasha Bogojev