MAGNHILD
ØEN
NORDAHL

bergenkjott

Dit

2012
Flag, 145x200 cm

Photo by Randi Grov Berger/Entreé Visningsrom

Text from the Flag exhibition at Entré Visningsrom:
The flag comprise two simple elements; a white background and a blue arrow pointing away from the flagpole. The arrow will point in the direction where the wind blows, and when there is no wind it will be curled and pointing to the ground. This random and shifting direction guidance contrasts the way we normally use the arrow and the flag. The arrow is a symbol that in our daily lives should be a clear and unequivocal marker of which direction to move in. In the same way, the traditional flag has a stabile means of communication. When wind and weather conditions decide the direction in which the arrow will point, these controlled systems of communication collapse. The arrow will point you in ever changing directions.

Shown at Entreé Visningsrom in Bergen Norway, at the Performa Biennial in New York, at Stavanger Kunsthall in Stavanger and various other places.

 
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