Schengen - access to the world
Public billboard 1996,
Made in collaboration with artist Ketil Nergaard.


The starting point is the painting The Sisters of Freedom (now in the National Assembly building in Oslo) by Norwegian painter Arne Ekeland (1908-94).  The painting portrays different races meeting together without borders. Our project is a comment on the lack of critical public debate when the Norwegian government decided to join the European border control agreement, Schengen, in 2001. The phrase “Access to the world” was taken from that year’s Visa International advertising campaign. The billboard hung for three months, during winter, along the main shopping street in Oslo West.