This work of art is created by Rini Hurkmans
2014 © undafoundation
This video work Flag Twirler, part of the installation Homeland, Part V, shows how a flag twirler performs certain patterns from the ritualistic 'flag prayer' using the Flag of Compassion.
A 'flag prayer' is a specific way of twirling the flag accompanied by drumming, expressing the fight between good and evil.
Flag twirler: Mr. Engelen from Deurne, The Netherlands
Flag of Compassion is a conceptual artwork that functions both within the field of the arts and in human society.
The Flag is a means to express the general human feeling of compassion independent of politics, legal causes, religion, race and gender.
The intention behind the design of the Flag of Compassion is to make it part of the ‘family of flags’. It speaks the ‘language’ of regular flags, those representing nations, institutions, corporations, events of all kinds. But the Flag also has artistic qualities that open the possibility of a new meaning. It functions as a symbol of an artistic idea that relates to a universal value: compassion. As such the Flag relates to all human beings.
The Flag of Compassion shows an undulating golden yellow horizontal bar, centrally placed in a white field. The white symbolizes purity, non-violence and peace. The golden yellow represents vital energy, warmth and compassion, as the positive forces of humanity.
The flag is for sale and can be sent via the Foundation as a gift with an optional cover letter supplied by the sender.