The Hamsa Flag is an open-ended series of performances & workshops that revolve around a nationless flag.

The flag uses the hamsa – an icon that crosses cultural borders in the Mediterranean – to open and animate a conversation about ideas of hybrid identity, post-nationalism, intersectional movements & alternate socio-historical imaginaries.

The hamsa is an apotropaic symbol: a symbol that attracts the viewer's eye while turning it away (from the Greek: apo, away, tropos, turn). The hamsa is usually used, or worn, as a protective ward. By placing the hamsa on a flag, the object intends to serve as a collective ward against negativity of all kinds.
 

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