Flagging
HD video
5 min 48 s
2009

A video short documenting a performance of the artist moving with a large handmade white flag in an abandoned shopping plaza parking lot, coming to terms with the act of surrender: to the state, to the economic climate, to the environment, and to the subject. This site is one of many revisited over the years, watching it's decline as it transformed from a Grand Union Grocery Store, to a Salvation Army, to finally it's current vacancy. Consequently nature has begun to reclaim it with vines growing up the sides of the building and weeds infiltrating the crumbling pavement. The piece also relates the experience of commuting past the site several days a week and the change in meaning that happens once a space has been transformed via the act of performance and documentation.