Waving the Future, photography of a flag on the facade of Upstream Gallery
Waving the Future, photography of a flag
Waving the Future

Waving the Future

recycled PET-bottles

Waving the Future is a flag that Noor Nuyten designed in 2020 in collaboration with friends and artists Sjoerd van Leeuwen, Harald den Breejen (technical execution). Both concerned about climate change, resulting in an uncertain future, they made an adjustment to the Dutch national flag.

Where global warming used to be a relatively invisible threat, in recent years it has become an undeniable fact resulting in natural disasters, such as the floods in The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium this summer, but also other natural disasters like the wild fires in countries such as Australia and Greece.

Where the sea was for Nuyten always a poetic phenomenon (the motives of the sea and waves appear in her work quite frequently), it has slowly become something unpredictable and threatening.

During the exhibition Reading a Wave the flag waved on the facade of Upstream Gallery, as a reminder of the danger the Netherlands faces when we don’t act up. Just like the rest of Nuyten’s works, the flag is made out of recycled / recyclable materials, in this case recycled PET bottles. 

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 

Sponsored by:

mondriaan fund