Flag Metamorphoses, 2005 – ongoing
Running Time: 26 animations, 40 mins
Flag Metamorphoses is a participatory art project – a continuously growing series of animations with many authors: The flags of every nation in the world will transform into each other through flash animations. Between each two flags, scenes appear to show an aspect of the relations between the two countries – an exploration into the meaning of imagery on flags, aiming to create interrelated associations through questioning, reassessing, fluidizing and re-mixing of diverse national iconography.
Flag Metamorphoses lays stress on the relations between nations as changing ones: Only in the permanent re-creation of values, symbols and ways of life, in mixing with others and differing from others, identities, cultures and societies stay alive. Each artist who creates a flag animation expresses such a relation in his/her own way.
With animations by the following artists (so far):
Norbert Attard (MT), Babel (CA), Peter Chanthanakone (CA), Christoph Frei (CH), Rona Innes (UK), Anke Landschreiber (DE), Jorge Lara + Israel R. Tello (MX), Monika Oechsler (UK), Ajdin Pajevic (DE/BiH), Irena Paskali (MK), Max Pohlenz (DE), Joanna Priestley (USA), Barry L. Roshto (DE/USA), Amir Scheulen + Frank Köhnen (DE), Nicola Tauscher (DE/KR), Myriam Thyes (DE/CH), Slobodan Tomic (HR)
Myriam Thyes – Düsseldorf Germany