COLLECTIVE PERFORMANCE

Here Lies a Flag 
New Rochelle, New York
2021

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Artist-in-Resideny Program
VAEA New Rochelle, NY

 

Project in collaboration with New Rochelle High School students
 

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Here Lies a Flag is a collective performance in collaboration with New Rochelle High School students to bury a flag as a poetic gesture and formative experience. The project begins by lowering the American flag from the flagpole in Davenport Park in New York, to make room for a new overflowing and borderless flag. Once the flag was installed, students participated in an assembly: a discussion about the “uses and abuses of a flag," substituting nationalisms for a humanistic approach to borders that overshadows the idea of nation. The project ends with a burial: The act of burying a flag opens a poetic approach to the imagination of new possible geopolitics.

“Here Lies a Flag” is a project by Miguel Braceli in collaboration with students from New Rochelle High School; developed within the artist in residence program at VAEA New Rochelle, with the support of City Hall, Iona College and the community of New Rochelle, NY.

 

 

Participants:

Danillo Nieto

 Leah Shefferman

Terrell  Thompson

Diego Zarraga

Joanna Fishman

Carlos Pancecko

Maribela Dias

Jordan Dallow

Ashton Cestone

Inaya Uzun 

Emma Farley 

Quentin Bidwell 

Sofia Koffler 

Elizabeth Ortiz 

Arianna Sookhai 

Sabrina Fragoso 

Zelda Sill

Cecilia Roe

Stephanie Flore

Rebecca power

Nastashya Johnson

Sydney Relkin

Jordan Hembury

Maya Swaim

Luca Ramet

Jessica Weiss

Emily Bates

Albi Goci

Eric Rojas Funez

Noel Franco

Olivia Vigue

Julieta Garcia

Nedda Alhumadi

Kimberly Velona

Vanessa Ramirez Aparicio 

Leyla Selman

Diego Hernanez

Riley Guzman

Michaela Waterston

Bree Tilford

Israel Illa 

Amber Lee

Teachers:

Alexandra Brock

Scott Seaboldt

Joanna Schomber

Moira McCaul

Ackonledgments:

Theresa Kump Leghorn

Matilde Daviu

John Reverlol

Ali Cordero Casal

Vincent Parise

William Zimmerman

Danny Potocki

Thomas Rugghio

Noelle Heffernan

Kalecia Littman

Ledy Aguilera

Karen Naula

Julie Konvisser

Documentation:

Daniel Martínez

Eduardo Fermin

Alberto Barreto

Oliver Krisch

Ma-Fer Rodriguez