VLAG - Onder de vlag
FLAG - Under the flag
Installation / intervention (2005)

I took the Dutch flag of 18 by 12 meters of the installation and performance at Over Het IJ festival (see VLAG) to the Art-for-Sail exhibition during the SAIL event in Amsterdam.
I planned to hang the flag behind an airplane and fly above the procession of ships that entered Amsterdam on the first day of SAIL. Unfortunately the meters of the airplane went in the red, the plane had to go back to Rotterdam Airport and the action was cancelled.
Plan B was to put the flag up a soccer pitch in the SAIL-area. So we did. After the youth of the neighborhood Zeeburg played soccer together, under the Dutch flag.

Exhibition: Art-for-SAIL
Location: Rietlandpark Amsterdam
Period: 17-21 August 2005
Curator: Anniek Vrij
Thanks to: Sandra Boer, PIEK!, Textielfabrieken Van Puijenbroek
Photos: René ten Broeke

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