A Brief History of Colonialism

A direct collision with a mural depicting an early design for the flag of the United States, commonly known as the Betsy Ross Flag, on the side of The UPS Store located at the Colonial Shopping Center in Williamstown, Massachusetts, underscores the pressing need for continued critical engagement with how colonialism shapes and influences our contemporary reality, and highlights the importance of ongoing efforts to rectify the injustices wrought by centuries of imperial domination. The decision of the Town Hall Committee to cover up the mural shortly after the performance by painting over it highlights the ongoing struggle to come to terms with the impact of colonialism on our society.

Year: 2022
Medium: Single-channel video loop, color, sound
Resolution: 16:9 Full HD, 1920 x 1080 px
Duration: 00:00:50, 30 fps
Dimensions: Variable
Editions: 3 + A/P