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  1. Flags, European edition, textile, variable dimensions, 2019

  2. In yet another investigation of the deconstruction of symbols, Sanne Vaassen turns her attention to the European Union Flag, a symbol of great fascination at the moment. By unweaving these flags, we easily see the dismantling that feels present in our current age, though Vaassen has confidence in transformation and has distributed the threads to weavers to reimagine and utilise the material as they see fit. The weavers interpret a new canvas, according to their private, personal method. This is not only resulting in all kinds of possible sizes and shapes, but is also a celebration of the private visual language, the identity of the weaver. An object that symbolizes a nation and a country, then becomes a platform for an individuals visual language and his craft, thus an indication of the complexity of a union of individuals.


    Text written by Stacie McCormick for the solo exhibition Surplus to Purpose (2019) at Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop, London, UK.

  3. weaver: Melanie Venes

  4. weaver: Erna Janine

  5. weaver: Rakhee Shenoy

  6. weaver: Laura Woodhouse

  7. weaver: Ali Holloway

  8. weaver: Sandra Gruescu

  9. Image credits: Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop.

    Made possible by Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop and Fondskwardraat. Special thanks to Dokkumer Vlaggen Centrale - dvcflags.com

    Special thanks to the weavers: Melanie Venes, Rakhee Shenoy, 
    Ali Holloway, Sandra Gruescu, Erna Janine and Laura Woodhouse.