Artworks

‘Chromakey Supranational’, Dyed textiles, plaques8 flags, each 36 × 60 inches, display dimensions variable

In ‘Chromakey Supranational’ Martina Onyemaechi Crouch-Anyarogbu (MOCA) deconstructs nationalist imagery and symbolism through a series of newly composed flags for nation states with a legacy of Colonialism printed in wax-resist dye technique. This style, most closely associated with post-Independence commemorative cloths of East and West Africa, harbors its own Colonial history, as a product of the Dutch adaptation of Indonesian batik textile craft to a product for machine manufacture. The flags are paired with plaques baring museum-like formulaic interpretive descriptions further interrogating national narrative-building institutions.

Photography by Scott Lynch

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