union
2016
emergency survival blanket, flag pole
dimensions variable
The work is a signal flag consisting of an emergency survival blanket, which is an industrially mass produced object used to maintain normal body temperature in severe outdoor conditions. Its dazzling golden/silver material has been seen often in the media from the images of devastated refugees in Europe who are wrapped in them as their only reliable protection. This work of emblematic contradiction raises the question the notion of cultural ignorance of others with value and dignity and its possible consequences.