30. 5. 2012
Katrin Plavcak’s flags
are no political attributes of a country or an insignia of
a club or an religious association, but want to describe areas,
a woman or man trespasses in his live.
These images can be used to navigate to certain islands which
stand for the nature of our beeing.
The pattern or the colour becomes the content and represents
for example the animal, birth and death, the ocean or the
night. the garden or the game.
The flag as a carrier of an image is an object of utility,
which can be touched and deliver an haptic experience.
The distance to the viewer gets minimized and the images wait
for being used in the future.
Both sides of a flag compose a pair, which tries to describe
For instance the flag of distance talks about the earth and
the moon, about gravity and where we are positioned in the
The flag of sleep is the night and the realm of the dreams,
the partial memory we have of what we did when we were sleeping.
In a time where we have to question state borders and how
the worlds country's frontiers are opened or closed for the
rich and the poor, these flags speak about the borders of
night and day, sleep and beeing awake, the bordes of our existance
and where we are able to breath.