Flag for Facebook

Above: Flag for Facebook series of video actions.

Flag for Facebook is a series of video actions via Facebook’s live streaming for the White Flag residency at Peripheral Forms that ran throughout February 2018.

Two performative actions occurred in this series: Facebook beach flag and Facebook forest flag. Each action placed a flag, designed using a Facebook post background of a beach and forest, into a 3D environment and superimposed the flag in the top left corner of the video. Sound for Facebook beach flag sourced midi interpretations of various national anthems online while sound for Facebook forest flag sourced the music of various national marching bands.

The actions were intended to create a type of official video identity for a networked ‘nation’, in this case for Facebook, which could be used before public addresses, political broadcasts and so forth.

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