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FLAG MONUMENT: OPENING CEREMONY + CLOSING CEREMONY
Finse, Norway

Type: Instllation & Performance
Role: Architect/Artist [in partnership]

Team: Don Lawrence, Tanja Thorjussen

         

The flag monument was constructed as a temporary installation for the performance art piece - Opening Cermeony + Closing Ceremony

The piece was conceived as a meditation on the rituals and practices associated with flag, national identity and country. By strippping the ritual of any graphic and iconic references, we wanted to provoke a questioning of the meanings of such rituals, and ultimately the notion of patriotism and national boundaries itself. The resulting white flag, a blank slate, though not entirely neutral, adds another layer to the project since it signifies other meanings such as surrender and peace.