Whenever I travel home through UK through customs I always note the indignity of sorting human beings into groups based on the nation they happen to live in. The way harried border staff impose arbitrary legislation on foreign nationals is embarrassing. The whole thing makes me wish for a world without borders.

On 1st December 2016 I was traveling into the UK. A few months previous, Brexit had happened. While I was away Trump had won the election.

Fuck Your Flags was made that night. It uses crude pixel-sorting algorithms to turn the flags of the world into bands of colour. The programme picks a pixel at random, compares it to its neighbour and swaps it so that the brighter one is on the left. And so on, and so on.

This could be done much more efficiently, but the random nature of the algorithm creates a sense of slow inevitable erosion over time, that all human constructs are temporary and this madness too will pass. I like that.

In some countries flags are sacred. Fuck that.