2002

Le monde appartient á ceux qui se lèvent tôt

5 offset printed posters of 120 x 176 cm, 2 newspapers A3

Le monde appartient á ceux qui se lèvent tôt

Boulevard des Anglais, Nice, 2002

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— Five pictures of one beach scene, distributed on 200 publicity panels through the city of Nice, France. Accompanied by two complementary newspapers about the project. Also exhibited with a series of colour photographs showing the posters on location in Nice, France.

— Exhibited
Vertaalde Werken/Translated Works, Barbara Visser 1990 - 2006 Museum De Paviljoens, Almere, 2006 / Gemeente aankopen Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 2004 / Haunted by Detail, De Appel, 2002 / Els Hanappe Underground Gallery, Athens, Greece, 2002 / Throughout Nice, France, 2002


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— A photograph on a poster, with a scenography that makes the image in that context truly ambiguous; does it depend on what one is looking for? The Côte d’Azur can be read as the utopia in both readings: a place of leisure and the place to seek refuge, a place where the dead and and the sunbather look suprisingly alike, and are sometimes even pictured sharing the same beach.

— The photos appear to have a life of their own; as illustrations for articles on immigration, or as material for a bird to make a nest.

On the left a photo from the publication 'Koet' by Semâ Bekirovic.
Below used as an illustration to an article by Joris Luyendijk.