Sebastian Davila – Purple Country
Diploma project with Jonathan Hares, Guy Meldem
The phrase "Purple America" challenges the preconception that the United States is neatly divided between conservative "red " states and liberal "blue" states. Likewise, "Purple Country" aims to add nuance to the political jargon we so often accept at face value. In this political lexicon, words are (defined) not by their conventional definitions, but by articles, poems, political memorabilia. Their meanings warp over time and depending on who they are said and heard by. In these times of incomprehension, "Purple Country" serves as a primer for the linguistic chasm that has divided a nation.