The Flag of Fools – Video Installation exhibited in France
New life for The Flag of Fools
To bring The Flag of Fools to new audiences, Folie/Culture created a brand-new version that presents all 100 flags in a video installation. The team enlisted artist Alain-Martin Richard to craft personal, sensitive interpretation of each flag distilled into a short, poetic sentence to accompany each one. Actress Marie-Ginette Guay read each sentence for the installation soundtrack.
The original project
The project dates back to 2013, when Folie/Culture invited artists of all stripes —unknown to well-known, crazy or otherwise — to submit a design for a flag to represent craziness. The response was impressive: 100 people submitted an original flag representing their highly personal interpretation of the subject. The flags, made of a wide range of materials but identical in size, were exhibited together as a giant mosaic in the window of the Sherpa building in Quebec City, in 2014, for Manif d’art 7.
The project was made possible by the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
Folie/Culture thanks Avatar for its collaboration.