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Flag for Imagined Space

Above: Flag for Imagined Space series of video actions.

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

Five performative actions occurred in this series. Each action chromakeyed a 3D flag into a combined webcam feed of two separate locations as a new imagined space. Flag for imagined space 1 (Rovinj/Jumala) combined Rovinj, Croatia and Jurmala, Latvia. It placed a flag designed by Facebook user Daniel Boon in this space because it looked like the geography of an imagined space. Flag for imagined space 2 (Lucca/Benidorm) combined Lucca, Italy and Benidorm, Spain. The flag, designed by Facebook user Jannis Zell, was placed in this space because it had an abstracted palm tree on it. Flag for imagined space 3 (Prague/Cardiff) combined Prague in the Czech Republic and Cardiff, Wales. The flag, designed by Facebook user LEINAD, was placed in this space because it had the same colours as the Welsh flag. Flag for imagined space 4 (Paola/Salento) combined Paola, Malta and Salento, Italy and placed the flag End Space designed by myself because it states “End space and all its symbols” – a church being a symbolic space of god. Finally, Flag for imagined space 5 (Huacachina/Turin) combined Huacachina, Peru and Turin, Italy. A flag, anonymously designed by a Facebook user, was placed in this space because its three colours of red, white and blue also appear on the flags of Peru, Italy and Turin. Sounds were created for each action through the use of real sound from locations and sourced sound from the internet.

Each action was intended to create a new or unique space where a flag could be placed, claiming the space for the White Flag residency.

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