Calais (flag)
London, 2016
 
105 x 120 cm (flag), 187 cm (falg pole)

Screen print on men's suit fabric and found bicycle parts

 

The sculpture transfers the stamp of the French border of Calais onto a flag at the time of the peak of the migrant crisis in the infamous camp. An imaginary flag for an actual border community.  The sculpture transfers the stamp of the French border of Calais onto a flag made from western men suite fabric and bike’s parts. Produced at the time of the peak of the migrant crisis in the infamous “Jungle” camp, the work provides an imaginary flag for an excluded community living at the very border between European countries. 

The bicycle elements suggest the possibility of independent, cheap, movement.
 

Nicola Guastamacchia, CALAIS, 2016.jpg