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
The Flag of Compassion is a symbol of the notion of compassion and thereby it carries out a universal value. It is a flag for and from everyone.
On this website you see some of the reasons why people buy the Flag and you can read the different stories behind each use of the Flag. Some people use the Flag privately to visualize that the world needs more compassion. Or they give the Flag, as a present to someone whom they feel is a compassionate person. Thus, for example, Princess Beatrix and the President of the International Criminal Court have received a Flag. Others use the Flag during demonstrations to draw attention to the notion of compassion in the context of a specific manifestation. The Flag is also often used for weddings and other special occasions, like PhD promotions, as a symbol and as a gift.
We hope you also want to actively contribute to our endeavor that people all over the world and from all walks of life will recognize and use the Flag of Compassion so that compassion gains and keeps a central, innovative role in society.