the map as its territory

barbed wire, glass, metal pole, rope, wood, nuts and bolts, 5 x 2 x 2 meters, Medellín, Colombia; 2017.

The top floor is surrounded by barb wire,  a flag pole comes in through the center. No user is given access to the top floor; the only way to interact with  the building is by raising or lowering a flag. 

When the flag is raised at full mast it and is blown by the wind, it runs the risk of being torn apart by the barb wire. Any user is free to raise the flag of their choosing. 

Special thanks to Carlos Monzon, Pacho, Marco, and the Campos de Gutierrez Foundation.

All media, except the picture and video above, by Andres Montañez.

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