University College London, Main Quad, Londres, Reino Unido.
204 national flags printed in 204 foil balloons, helium and Tilia Cordata.
30 x 15 x 15 m
“All the countries that I know, or a story of celebration and decay” is an installation in the public space, in the main quads of University College London. The work shows 204 national flags, each one printed on a foil balloon inflated with helium gas, spread and tied across the Tilia Cordata tree.
During the exposure time the balloons struggle with their moorings to be able to fly due to the characteristics of helium, and as time passes they begin to decline due to the absence of gas. Thus the installation changes every moment.
The origin of this project is to propose a dialogue between the ideas of nation, homeland, borders, territories and the superposition of celebratory objects and national symbols. Are flags these days a reason for celebration?