My intention with this action is to highlight the beauty of culture and how nevertheless the difficulties Armenian culture remained very strong, so what remains of a flag is simply the real essence of culture, the sweetness of it. Flag belongs to politics and the real importance belongs to traditions and culture what people share and not what people struggle or fight for.
With this action I wanted to symbolically melt the borders away, leaving only the sweetness and the beauty of humanity, in this particular case, Armenian culture.
The shirt is what remains of the action which I intend to repeat in other countries.
Yerevan, Armenia (2017)
Performed during Residency Program with ACSL funded by ECF (European Cultural Foundation)
Photos by Elizabeth Gerdeman
Melting Borders, Yerevan, Armenia (2017), filmed by Micha Hahn
Melting Borders in the DMZ area, Paju, South korea on North Korean Border (2017)
Photos by Young Il Kwon
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