Here We Are. Postcards from Iwo Jima.

Collective performance to raise a living flag in front of the house of government of the city of Baltimore. Baltimore is one of the "sanctuary cities" of the United States, those that protect its inhabitants from federal immigration laws. This project seeks to reflect on the concepts of city, citizens and citizenship from the poetic gesture of the construction of the territory through the ceremony of raising a flag, a protocol act transformed into a playful action. What is usually a military ceremony here is transformed into a civic celebration; in an open project of overflowing; in an action impossible to contain.

Miguel Braceli

Collective Performance

Baltimore City Hall, United States, 2019

Two Channels Video 1920x1080 HD, 3:10 min

5 Editions.

Justin Statfford

Zenning Nan

Cameras

Jason Charney

Sound Design

Performance:

Jia Le Ling

Ken Ha

Maggie Chang

Kate Pérez

Gilda Gutiérrez

Collective performance to raise a living flag in front of the house of government of the city of Baltimore. Baltimore is one of the "sanctuary cities" of the United States, those that protect its inhabitants from federal immigration laws. This project seeks to reflect on the concepts of city, citizens and citizenship from the poetic gesture of the construction of the territory through the ceremony of raising a flag, a protocol act transformed into a playful action. What is usually a military ceremony here is transformed into a civic celebration; in an open project of overflowing; in an action impossible to contain.

Project developed with the participation of MICA students and in collaboration with MICA Day of Service, and Leslie King Hammond Fellowship.

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