Mr Democracy

A written constitution for the UK (made in China)


  • Welcome to Mr Democracy, the story of a British artist who set off to get a written constitution for the UK made.
    Understanding the changing balance of power in the world, and with a nod to Britain’s ‘democratic’ ventures across the world, he chose to get it written in China, and ship it back to the UK.
    Read more under 'about' and in the many blog entries.

Free Tibet! (Made in China)

Posted by mrdemocracy on 28,04,2008

‘Free Tibet’ flags made in China

I don’t suppose this is an art project, but it could have been, it has that ‘wrong place’ element employed often in artwork – e.g. artist Xiaopeng Huang proposed to move the Star Ferry pier from Hong Kong to Guangzhou for the Gaungzhou Biennale this year, not realised due to its cost. It also mimicks my project a little, using an industrial method in the wrong place/time. Though not immediately obvious, theres something fundamental explored in this news story – why shouldn’t a chinese factory produce free tibet flags? Not that I’m on the side of the Chinese nationalists here, but it raises the simple question of regulation – when shouldn’t a business do something? Its also just fantastic.

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