Cut From The Same Cloth
Deconstructed and abstract flags of EU nations cut together with those of Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq only hint at their former representational function, with new, serendipitous, patterns signifying the commonalities between nations and human beings. Joyful and fluid the 11 new flags move in unpredictable ways, just like human beings, transcending brittle nationalistic constructions.
Exhibited for the duration of Estuary 2016 in Gravesend High Street.
Subversive flag making workshops have been run during the festival aboard the lightvessel LV21, now arts venue.
Supported by The Arts Council England, METAL Southend and Gravesham Council.
Photos by Benedict Johnson, Giles Mountain and the artist.