Friese Undine
Take Off The Head

TAKE OFF THE HEAD

"Take off the Head" is the installation-mural comprised of 1,300 small painted portraits of heads of state, terrorists, religious and corporate leaders and other singular figures in the events of our time. Painted from photographs taken from print media, government, academic and N.G.O. websites, "Take off the Head" is a comprehensive survey of all those who possess power or positions of influence in the world today. Apart from my own compulsion to collect, the main intention of this work is to recreate my sensation of awe towards the complexity of events and inscrutability of social actors which any avid reader of newspapers will recognize.

REALIST FLAGS

My Flags are subverted symbols of nationhood. They are Realist flags for the whole ungoverned world. The black flag is widely recognized as the banner for Anarchism, but the abstract representation of the black flag is not an advocation of Anarchism, but a reluctant acknowledgement of the anarchic condition of global affairs.

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