Wiping Out My National Identity
Wiping out my National Identity
Video performance and sculpture bleached flag
Video and Fabric
3’02” and 3 x 1m
Barcelona, Spain 2014
Recognising the manipulative and belic potential of the concept of nationality, I publicly erase my national identity. By erasing the flag, a sign that historically has meant territorial conquest and patriotism, I transform a patriarchal symbol into a matriarchal act: a barefoot woman washing clothes in a public square.
The action seeks to insert itself into a legal void, since it is illegal to attempt against a national symbol, but bleaching it still is not yet regulated. The action takes place on Plaça San Felip Neri, a square surrounded by walls with marks from the civil war and on a Sunday after church, another axis of the Spanish Nation.
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- What do Snails Think About Nuclear Power Plants?
- Fictions / Facts
- Environmental Matrix
- If You Listen to Nettles, They Won’t Sting You
- Das Zentrum von Gestern
- Intersecting Mediterranean(s)
- Cuerpo Colectivo
- The Land of Thunder and Lightning
- Reset (Quimérico)
- Babel Media Art
- ERROR 14-92
- Who? Where?
- Ciudad Anfibia
- Beyond the Döner
- How high?
- 1m² Parque la Independencia
- Papel Soberano
- A Picture with a Latina
- Public Complaint Office