Peter Liversidge – Flags for Edinburgh, 2013
Edinburgh Art Festival
1 August – 1 September 2013
Peter Liversidge made a proposal for the Edinburgh Art Festival 2013, inviting anyone in the city with a flag pole to fly a white flag which bears the text: HELLO.
In a city which doubles in size in August, Liversidge's proposal invites Edinburgh to join in a collective and universal greeting. In the artist's own words, a "simple welcome across the roof tops, a buoyant, floating 'Hello'"
from the website of the Edinburgh Art Festval:
The 'HELLO' flag was also part of an edition by Peter Liversidge, published in an edition of 25 + V copies by The Flag Club and Peter Foolen Editions in 2012. There are still a few copies of this edition (a box with this flag, a numbered and signed polaroid photograph and publication Proposals for the Flag Club, membership card and a set of letterpress printed postcards) available from Peter Foolen Editions, see:
photograph © 2013, EAF, Stuart Armitt