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, The first "Melting Borders happened in Armenia and by performing it I wanted to highlight the essence and beauty of its culture.
The shirt is what remains of the action which I intend to repeat in other countries and it also represents, a new flag, which is "politics free", the "Sweet Flag".
Melting Borders, Armenia, 2017
Melting Borders, Poland, 2018
Melting Borders, South Korea/North Korea, 2018
Melting Borders, Ukraine, 2018
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, part of PyeongChang Cultural Olympics (2018).
Photos by Young Il KwonPhotos
Melting Borders, PyeongChang Cultural Olympics, DMZ Area, South Korea/North Korea Border,2018, filmed by Gunho Jang
Melting Borders at Theatre Brama in Goleníow, Poland in occasion of Ludzka Mozaika Festival, part of Caravan Next (2018).
Photos by Delia Remy
Photos by Delia Remy
Melting Borders in Kharkiv, Ukraine. British Council in collaboration with Liverpool Biennale and Municipal Gallery, Kharkiv, Swap Uk/Ukraine residency (2018).
Photos by Anne-Camille LMG and Nata Popova
Melting Borders, Kharkiv, Ukraine (2018), filmed by Nata Popova
Melting Borders in Amman, Jordan. Performed in Occasion of thfinal Exhibition at Darat Al Funun 30th Anniversary (2018).
Photo by Zakaria Mohammed
Photos by Joud Halawani Al-Tamimi
Melting Borders, Amman, Jordan (2018), filmed by Zakaria Mohammed