Embassy comprised two structures, each with a flag, brass sign, lights, and sound; based on official buildings (Embassies). Each ‘building’ had four floodlights producing an area of illumination, and a speaker broadcasting a montage of speech and sound. A further flag and brass sign was affixed to an abandoned coastal machine gun emplacement, the third ‘embassy’
The brass signs name places that existed 175 million years ago: empires and politics are fleeting compared to geological time.
The work was a satire on the ambitions of humankind, a reflection on the global threats that make ideas of empires ridiculous. There is also a joke at China’s view of Taiwan. The Embassies are in Taiwan, and not in China; therefore China does not exist.
Dimensions are for each structure.
The drawings are for the various versions of the proposed idea.