for the 4th Gwanju Biennale, Korea
Plastique Kinetic Worms
March – 29 June 2002
conceived by Vincent Leow
"Dear Artists & Friends,
Flag Project created by Plastique Kinetic Worms has its very own email address.
We would like to invite you to participate in this project as part of Gwangju Biennale by sending in your design for the Flag Project 2002 a the Gwangju Biennale opening on 29 March 2002.
Please send in your design to this address and we will do the rest !
For more information, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Plastique Kinetic Worms at 6292 7783."
the midst of the world globalization, living in a culturally homogenized and
diverse multi racial and multi national society, often leads us to question the
issue of one’s identity. To take Plastique Kinetic Worms as an example, the
group consists of artists from a diversity of races, backgrounds and
nationalities that has collectively come together to promote contemporary art.
Through diversity, we share a range of cross-cultural activities that reflects
the ethnical implications of the artist’s identity. And this diversity of a
multi racial and multi national society can serve to exemplify the issue of
identity through an exhibition that invites the artists to create a flag.
flag is an oblong piece of cloth bearing a distinctive iconic design usually
used as an emblem that represents nationality. It is often also used to visually
identify with a nation or an institution. The creation of a flag by artists is
to exemplify the issues of identity in the multi racial and multi national
society that are communicative and representative of their concerns.
exhibition of flags created by artists aims to present their gestures of their
confrontation of issues that delve into the fields of the social, political,
cultural and historical differences. That this flags is representative of the
artists concerns of identity and rationale. In this initial exhibition of Flags,
participating artists will create an installation using flags to address issues
of identity in this globally homogeneous society.
exhibition is conceived to explore the aesthetic possibilities of art making and
practice that is also attentive to exhibition logistics to help raise the
potential for this project to travel overseas and to gain greater networking and
exposure for artists with other countries.
exhibition consists of members of Plastique Kinetic Worms and artists that have
worked with us in the past. All flags should be created in consideration that it
could be viewed both side on a 900 x1200 mm fabric. should resemble the
qualities of flags. In the recreated space at Gwangju the gallery space will be
set up as like a tailor studio where two seamstress will be employed creating
the editions of flags design by the artist. As the flags are created it will be
install around the gallery and premises of the space of Plastique Kinetic Worms
recreated at the Gwangju Biennale.
20 flags will be created by the artists and brought over to Gwangju. The gallery
set up will consists a sewing machine, a worktable and materials needed for
flags. We will require two seamstresses that will work in the gallery producing
the editions of the flags. Each time a flag is made it will be installed around
the venue of PKW at Gwangju. The installation will resemble a tailor shop
producing flags. At the same time we would like to have a computer with inter
net access and printer where artists can email in their design to Gwangju to be
created at the installation. In the event of overwhelming responses the
seamstresses will make decision on the selection of the flags to be made.
industrial sewing machine
portable personal computer with printer and inter net access
work table approximately 4 x 5 feet
fabric of different colours
technician for installation of the flags