Flags for No Land

Flags for No Land / 2018 / Brussels (BE)

‘São Paulo is today a city of walls. Physical barriers have been constructed everywhere – around houses, apartment buildings, parks, squares, office complexes and schools… A new aesthetics of security shapes all types of constructions and imposes new logic of surveillance and distance…’.________________ Teresa Caldeira

The series Flags for No Land includes the installation / environment Some Stories Become Dust, that was held at the TAC (Temporary Art Center) in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, the installations One-Man Flag I & III and Frontier that were presented at St. Lucas Gallery in Brussels, Belgium and the installation One-Man Flag II, presented at the Back to Athens 6, in Athens, Greece.

The series is based on the investigation of the relationships people develop within the urban landscape. The process of setting boundaries gained a central role in this project. At the same time, a clear reference to a flag is created, as a notion and as a symbol which establishes boundaries. In this series I build personal flags, one-man flags as a proposal to our behavioral standards.

ONE-MAN FLAG II / 2017 / spray paint on bleached denim

installation view at 'Since when don't they like pink?' / Back to Athens / 2018

Some stories become statues, other just dust / Eindhoven (NL) / 2018

installation view at TAC (Temporary Art Center), Eindhoven (NL)

ONE-MAN FLAG I / 2017 / spray paint on bleached denim

Frontier / 2018 / spray paint o bleached denim, pieces of jeans textile, metal and concrete / installation view, Brussels (BE)

The 8m long denim cloth act as a physical boundary that divide the space and interacts with it. “Frontier” is an assemblage made of bleached denim cloth pieces and spray paint supported by a metal and concrete construction. Here, I am interested in situations such as, urban life, graffiti tags, territorial disputes and slogans on walls, while exploring a psychological space where individual expression confronts social constraint, and the traces left by these interactions.