12 Dec 2018


Preview; Flag

Niamh O’Malley presents a preview version of Flag, a new work produced during her residency at HIAP, which consists of a real-time video projection aligned with a large painted screen. The work is looped and silent. A camera slowly and steadily circles a flagpole, which stands central in the frame. On its axis a bare flag moves chaotically. It flickers and furls in a constant disruption and fulfillment of its form. The flag’s volatile visual plane fluctuates between translucent and solid, present and absent. Instead of flag as signal or sign it becomes flag as chronometer, marking time and responding to the wind with a frantic, kinetic impulse, in an eternal return, or a vicious circle.