Shireen Liane is an American conceptual artist living in the UK. Her work in sculpture, video, and performance inhabits the space between symbols and actions. The Altered States Series began in 2016, during the presidential primary election cycle, as a comment on the decline in discourse. Since then, it has evolved to explore the yawning chasm between the ideals of a nation and the brutality of its practice. These flags have been used in protests and demonstrations; they come to life outside of the gallery walls.