July 22nd 2014, Wermke/Leinkauf hoisted two hand-sewn „White American Flags“ atop the towers of New Yorks iconic Brooklyn Bridge. The intervention was followed by a serious investigation by the NYPD and counter terrorism units as well as a huge media discussion.
Primarily to cover the attorney fees and on the occasion of the presentation of „Symbolic Threats“ at Berlin Filmfestival „Berlinale 2015“ a first edition is launched
„White American Flags (Manhattan Tower)“, 2015
numbered, signed, framed
Edition of 27 (+3AP)
46,6 x 30,8 (print) 67,8 x 49,8 x 4,1 (frame)
White American Flags
Suddenly you see this steel poetry [...]. It puts everything to shame and makes you wonder what else we could have done that was so marvelous and so unpresumptuous. [...] He [John A. Roebling] really aspired to do something gorgeous. So it makes you feel that maybe you, too, could add something that would last and be beautiful.
(Arthur Miller in ”Brooklyn Bridge“ by Ken Burns, 1981)
On the night of July 21st to July 22nd Wermke/Leinkauf hoisted two hand-sewn white American flags on the towers of Brooklyn Bridge.
published by snoeck
Texts (german/english) by Xander Karskens and Bettina Klein
136 pages with 250 color images
Format: 30x22cm, Hardcover