Waving the Future
Waving the Future is a flag that Noor Nuyten designed in 2020 in collaboration with friends and artists Sjoerd van Leeuwen and Harald den Breejen (technical execution). Concerned about climate change and how it results in an uncertain future, they adjusted the Dutch national flag.
Global warming used to be a relatively invisible threat. However, natural disasters, such as floods in Belgium, Libya and Bangladesh, and wild fires in Australia and Greece, have shown it is now an undeniable fact. Where for Nuyten the sea was always a poetic phenomenon (the motifs of the sea and waves appear in her work quite frequently), it has slowly become more unpredictable and threatening.
During the exhibition Reading a Wave the flag waved on the facade of Upstream Gallery Amstredam, as a reminder of the danger the Netherlands faces when we don’t act up. Waving the Future is often taken to protests from climate mars till XR demo's.
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Courtesy: Upstream Gallery Amsterdam
Photo: Gert-Jan van Rooij
Private collections, Mal Art Collection