THE ASSASSINATION OF JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY CONSIDERED AS A DOWNHILL MOTOR RACE

Installation design

Taking the short story by J. G. Ballard, we printed it on a US Military Veteran Casket flag that measures 9'5" × 5' as it was used in the burial of John F. Kennedy. Upon his burial, the flag on his coffin was ceremonially folded into the traditional tricorne shape according to US Military standards.

By printing on the flag, we force the user to unravel both the flag and the events that happened that day to take a second look at the assassination of John F. Kennedy as Ballard encouraged.

Designed to be hung in the Southbank Centre as part of a festival of controversial poetry, this project serves as a statement piece to encourage the public to further engage with the festival.  

Collaborative project between Jack Shaw, Arthur Baker and myself.