Sharing flags (DeMake-Up), by Jan Vormann
DeMake-Up is an ongoing project which started in 2008. National flags wich are described the variable placement of different colors and shapes share one basic quality: They are all printed on a white piece of cloth.
For the project at Swab2011, the national flags of countries wich are or were involved in the “Arab Revolutions” (Tunisia, Syria, Lybia, Marocco, Alger, Yemen, Bahrain and Egypt) were bleached. These almost simultaneous revolutions wich triggered social processes are almost collectively reaching for goals beyond nationalism. With border-crossing consistency, the aims lay on the fight for basic democracy and human rights. Besides higlighting this similarity by equalizing the banners, the white flag also stands for the initially intented peaceful overthrow