Anatomy of Identity
''The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it ''
What is the colour of Holland. Does anything like‘typically Dutch’ even exist?
In a world in flux, we are slowly losing our ground due to a multiplicity of ideas, attitudes and political points of view. Because of conflicts, we are getting to know ourselves and we are beginning to doubt the assumptions of old. Something has got to give before it can be rebuilt again.
A flag as a symbol of our national identity is only a colourful rag. Still, it has something to say about the country we belong to. A rag of limited dimensions but with unlimited power.
A flag is just a rag but it is still a piece of cloth to which we feel connected. The conceptual level of a flag, which everyone understands, goes beyond the extent to which the work can communicate itself. To what extent does the audience feel connected and implicated? it's a symbiosis between the body and its dissection.