Antarctica Flag - London
Materials: Flag netting (knitted) with a 98% show through on the reverse. Fire rating B1
Dimensions: 560 x 400cm each flag. Edition of 40 (4 A.P.)
Exhibition history: 2012 Southbank Centre London, UK
Courtesy: Lucy + Jorge Orta and the Southbank Centre London
The flag designed by the artists is supranational emblem of human rights. Fragments of national flags collide in a prism of colour, comprising the sum of light. The edges of nation blend into one another, symbolizing belonging to a larger common identity. The Antarctica flag was first installed in Antarctica during the artists 2007 expedition.
This monumental crown of forty-four flags was installed on the roofs of Royal Festival Hall and the Queen Elizabeth Hall, as well as the Queen’s Walk flagpole overlooking the river Thames. The work was unveiled by the Southbank Centre in celebration of the Festival of the World and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012.