Srefidensi en de vlag

“Srefidensi en de Vlag” is a public space work created by Sara Blokland and Jaya Pelupessy.

The focus of our research was on the raising of the Surinamese flag. The work consisted of an eight-meter-long wooden sign, onto which new images related to the Surinamese flag were constantly added over five months period, creating a layered image. We began with a photographic image of the statue of Wilhelmina in Suriname, placed there in 1923, followed by two layers of photos and sketches depicting Surinamese flags. These flags replaced the statue in 1975 on the central square in Paramaribo, Suriname’s capital city.”

Installation work location Amsterdam South East 24, 24-11-2016 to 20-05-2017.