Jane Benson, Family Portrait (3)
Family Portrait (3)
152,4 x 91,4 cm
The starting point of her multimedia project Play Land (2015) is the true story of two Iraqi brothers who fled from Baghdad in the early 2000s and now live in Germany and Bahrain respectively. Part of this project is a group of works called Family Portrait. Benson cut various national flags into thin strips and wove them together anew. The woven compositions conceal and reveal emblems from all of the countries in which the two brothers’ direct family now lives: Iraq, Bahrain, Germany, Norway, United Arab Emirates, United States, Turkey and China.