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November 03
November 04 2020

When 9:00am - 9:30pm
Where Cleveland Institute of Art, Media Mesh

Sarah Kabot, "Flag," hand-drawn animation 00:45, 2012

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In honor of Election Day, Reinberger Gallery will screen "Flag" on the Cleveland Institute of Art's digital media mesh on November 3 and 4. "Flag" is a hand-drawn animation created in 2012 by artist and CIA Drawing chair Sarah Kabot while in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California. The Headlands Center for the Arts is located on a decommissioned military base, home to a Nike missile site, the last line of defense against Soviet bombers during the Cold War era.

Inspired by the tension between the serene coastal landscape and the latent violence of a forgone military presence, the artist produced hundreds of blue pastel transfer drawings based on frame-by-frame images of a white flag blowing in the wind. Emanating from the screen like a blue specter both haunting and hopeful, "Flag" considers the meaning of surrender in its many forms, the possibilities of place and time and the multiple histories that exist therein, reminding us ultimately that the future is unwritten.

"Flag" will be visible on the media mesh from 9am to 9:30pm each day.


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