I find countries that are in peaceful conflict with one another intriguing as they often take endless periods in attempting to solve their disagreements. Peaceful conflicts are complicated and ask for political strategy and cooperation. Without understanding there would be no politics based on expectations of your opponent. This understanding comes from recognition and the possibility to compare your positions. Without this understanding it is easy to start a war because both parties lack moral accounts for their actions.
With this thought I created a growing number of flags that combine two nationalities. The countries that are represented in this collection have concealed disagreements with one another. The flags are composed of the colors, positions, arrangements and symbols of the national flags. The flags can be considered as an insult to both countries, which furthermore ridicules the situation. ‘Persistent proposals’ refers to the helpless attempts to forge agreements.