, Darb, Cairo, Egypt
The stability of nation-states in the modern era is most closely tied to
economic efficiency, and is reflected in statistical data such as a country's
gross domestic product. Such patterns correlate to contemporary standards of living and often provide a critical forecast to the political horizon.
The fourteen sovereign nations whose flags include a bird (Albania, Bolivia, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Fiji, Guatemala, Kiribati, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Papa New Guinea, Serbia and Uganda) are examined in this piece. Each country is compared through graphs pertaining their level of overall bankruptcy risk. The pattern that the birds form on the wall, attached to it by means of flag polls, is juxtaposed to a statistic curve indicating the variety of birds of each country.
Installation view, Darb, Cairo