Installation | Concept Branding | Form Making
A povokative concept and its identity through the format of flag. Historically, flags are used as a symbol of a nation, family, and/or religion. Here, flags are used as a symbol of personal opinion on neutrality that there is no value in the term.
Blocking symbols related neutrality in modern context, with forms in various ways and combining those, 2 final flags were created along with the initial flag. The initial flag was hand made while the final 2 flags were digitally printed.
Instructor: James Goggin
What is ‘Neutrality’? What does it mean to be neutral? Have you ever answered a question what your position is on a issue? Is being neutral to be in the middle of two or more arguments? Does it mean that you understand each side of the poles that have opposing arguments? As the term ‘Neutrality’ gets more popular in various fields, the definition of being neutral differs. Then what does it mean to have a neutral opinion in politics? What does it mean to make gender neutral icons for restrooms? How are people supposed to react or even digest this term?
Questions make more questions. People in various fields tend to use the word ‘Neutrality’ and personally it was fully understandable to have such a stance, what they call ‘being neutral’. Since we are all humans, it’s natural to have totally different thoughts regarding to a single topic. Maybe it’s natural to be neutral sometimes, but the world doesn’t work like that. The reality wants answers, clear stances, and sharp decisions from us. Eventually you should pick one. You either have to agree or disagree, pick one side in politics, or decide to stay or move on. Being neutral is that you are not engaging. It means you are intentionally neglecting.
There is no such thing as ‘Neutrality’. Being neutral is being indifferent, apathetic, indefinite, relinquished, renounced, unrelated, careless and quitting. Thus there shouldn't be any value in ‘Neutral’. There should be no excuses not to have any point of view. You should have your voice, thoughts, and decisions based on those. It’s just easy to say “I’m neutral here since I understand all of the arguments.”
— Blocking process of the flag —
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