Format: 16mm film installation
Duration: Loop (until the film breaks)
The idea here is to reproduce the American flag through the film apparatus making reference to Two Sides to Every Story (1974) by Canadian experimental filmmaker, Michael Snow. A waving screen aired by a fan for a flag; a light stand to recreate the flag post; and a slide of Jasper John’s painting of the American flag projected onto both sides of the screen on 16mm film. A reminder of the nonsensical efforts of filmmaking to create false realities on the one hand, and a comment on how ambiguous the apparently absolute and inherent sense of identity in a heavily charged nationalistic icon may turn out to be on the other.