ANOTHER WORLD - 2017
Another World is a public intervention that plays on the notion of a universal flag for a borderless state. The flag the artist has named the TypeFace is a physical representation of the text-based smiley emoticon that is used by millions of people around the world. By reappropriating this popular symbol we all share through digital culture the work creates a playful dialogue that bridges the virtual with the real. Through this simple gesture the flag provides an alternative to national and regional flags by offering a reimagined collective identity. One that transcends geographical location and goes beyond language – celebrating a shared history that focuses on what positively unites us rather than what divides us through the power of communication.
The flag was flown for the first time as part of Frequency Festival in 2017 as a response to the theme of DisPLACEment.