The Archives, 2008
Framed second hand peace posters, folded
Berlin and London-based Danish artists Nina Beier and Marie Lund work collaboratively as well as individually within their practise. The series The Archives consists of an intervention into a collection – still in an active process of acquisition – of vintage posters promoting peace and solidarity. The posters have been folded in half horizontally within their respective frames, thus obscuring their own content, which shows the intention of some lost cause. What once showed a potent political message has fallen, disappeared under its own weight. Only the tenuous reflection of its colors through the paper or the sides of the fold have been allowed to escape.