On the surface level of this flag we see Hedy Lamarr surrounded by ornaments. The pictograms surrounding her are an encrypted collection of female South Eastern new media artists' personal records of their experiences working in the field. They speak of common issues and obstacles they as creators face, trying to take part in what is predominantly communicated as a masculine context. These testimonials are, however, encrypted through the Webdings font, creating a gap between what is on the level of visual representation and that what is hidden behind. The first acts as a metaphor for linking the feminine with the aesthetic realm and the second reflects the so often invisible side of lived experience.
Have you seen the recent 10-year challenge on social media - people posting their personal photos from 2008 and 2018 side by side?