Border Inside, 2011

Hong Kong 2015
Pi Artworks
Video Performance, 10.41 minutes, Edition: 3/5 + 1 A.P                                        
Nezaket Ekici Border Inside, 2011 Video Performance, 10.41 minutes, Edition: 3/5 + 1 A.P                                         3 Photo Editions, 50 x 67 cm, lambda print on alubond, Edition: 1/5 + 2 A.P The boundaries of nation typically arise in our minds and settle in many forms, as shown in the national anthem or the flag as a symbol. The artist describes the American flag, a phenomenon that has shaped the culture and way of life of large sections of humanity in the last 150 years, reaching a point where the American flag was taken as an instrument of border settlement even on the Moon (1969) as a visible sign. Chewing gum is also known ever since industrialization in the United States as trademark (even though science points out, chewing gum has already been found 2500 years before in Egypt). Ironically, the artist plays with the border in our heads. The viewer can follow in the videoperformance (time shortend) showing the process of creating the American flag with chewing gum, inscribing a frontier in our consciousness. In the Videoperformance she chews one after the other and glue the chewing gums on the glass. during the process, the american flag is developed and ends when the flag is done. this performance needs around  11 hours – the video 10 : 41 minutes. Duration of the Live Performance around: 11 hours As Live Performance was presented in Küf Mold,  Primera Patan, Kunst Route Charlois, Rotterdam 2009. It was in Newspapper and Chewing Gum Shop. Music: Nezaket Ekici and Jana Ackun Camera and Editing: Branka Pavlovic