“ROMA PERFORMING THE FLAG ACT NB.1”

 

We Roma do not have our own state. But we do have the whole world as our home. With this video, I wanted to bring our flag to life. The Roma flag is horizontal and composed of a blue upper layer, a green lower stripe, and a red pinwheel at the center. The blue signifies the sky, our blanket. Green is the color of the earth, it is a sign that we exist all around the world. The red wheel represents our movement and our struggle. In this work, I “perform” the Romani flag, struggling to form a perfect cartwheel. Despite failing many times, I dust myself off and try again.

 

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HD Video, 4 ’12“, 2013