Protest

Exhibition

FLAGS OF UTOPIA

Theresa Hattinger

28.9.–7.10.2018

In 2018, the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK was all about protest, expressing and standing up for one’s beliefs. In line with this theme – both in literal and figurative senses – was Theresa Hattinger’s confusing and conspicuous installation on the facade of the Festival Headquarters in the former Sophienspital. The multicolored flags animated by means of an augmented reality app served as advertisements and were eyecatchers intended to inspire visitors to think about prefabricated forms of representation and state and social structures beyond aesthetics. When the familiar forms of flags are assembled in new constellations, their content can be reflected on for the purpose of shaking up gridlocked systems.