BowMesh asks us to reflect on:

  • What we keep and destroy though layers of local history?
  • What is the relationship between locality and identity?
  • How do landmarks, industries, authorities and symbols influence identity?
  • How fragile is this whole construct?
  • How might different localities and the cultural influences found there alter this relationship?



BowMesh was first constructed in 2018 but has had an evolution for 2024 after reflecting on the recent use of flags in Poplar, in contrast to the multiple, hybrid local identities exhibited by the folk tradition of Verdiales in the Málaga region of Andalusia - I am three, we are one.