Srefidensi en de vlag
Installation work location Amsterdam South East 24, 24-11-2016 to 20-05-2017
Srefidensi en de Vlag; is a work in the public space by Sara Blokland and Jaya Pelupessy.
The raising of the Surinamese flag was the focus of our research. The work was an eight-meter-long wooden sign, on which new images about the Surinamese flag were constantly added over a period of five months, creating a literally layered image. We started with a photographic image of the statue of Wilhelmina in Suriname placed in 1923, followed by 2 x a layer of photos and sketches of Surinamese flags. The flags replaced the statue in 1975 on the central square in Paramaribo Surinam’s capital city.