Flown for the 2020 South Explorer Special Festival in Charlois, Rotterdam – Made by Hands comprises of 7 flags designed using a Bauhaus ‘contrast and harmony exercise’ using waste cotton fabric sourced from Hampshire Flags.
The flags also draw on research from my residency in the city in 2019 including: Europe as a concept; the efforts of mainly women migrants at a fabric recyclers on Rotterdam docks; Dutch and UK maritime based trading; the radical artists who set up and run B.a.d. Foundation and the origin of the word manufacture.
1 = 3m x 5m
6 = 140cm x 1m