For the project “What the flag”, TB selected from his photographic archive a series of 3 “working documents” to be made into flags. This choice is underlaid by a focus on the materiality of the flag as cloth, and on drapery as its natural rest position.
Meta-flags: when pulled taut by the wind, the flags display images of slack, draped material. The flag, with all its associations of honour and pride, is used here as a medium for documentation of different draped effects found in poor materials, which contrast with the nobility of draped flags and cloth as depicted in painting.
Burgemeester Kessenplein 1, 6431 KM, Hoensbroek (NL)tags: exhibition / public space / What the Flag? category: 2017 / archive / Heerlen / Hoensbroek supported by: Woonpunt