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United We Stand (2005)

united billboard

United We Stand is the title of a non-existent, European Hollywood-style blockbuster: “A brilliant mix of espionage and sci-fi political stereotypes in which Europe, not the USA, saves the world from impending doom”. We wrote the story, together with Wu Ming, published a website, designed the poster and put it up in cities around the world, although the movie never existed.

 

 

united installation berlin wallunited installation berlin mitte francounited installation vienna

 

united installation bologna mercato

 

united installation bologna irneriounited installation berlin reichstag

 

united installation barcelona ramblaunited installation bangalore

 

united installation brussels parliamentunited installation newyork bleecker

 

 

united installation annemasse france 01

 

 

united installation vienna snow

Posters in Berlin, Brussels, Barcelona, New York, Bangalore, Vienna, Bologna and Annemasse.

 

united magazines

Advertisements placed anonymously in various magazines

 

 

united postcards

Postcards in video store

 

 

united banner

Banners placed in various websites

 

 

united installation berlin police

Eva stopped by German Police

 

Clip from the Italian movie “L’amore e’ imperfetto”. In one of the scenes you can see the poster

 

 

Eva and Franco Mattes, United We Stand

Exhibition views, Postmasters Gallery, New York

 

 

«The images in the poster and trailer, with barely disguised but heroicized references to the current war in Iraq, can be taken as typical examples of Hollywood-style propaganda-as-history. But the layers of deception go deeper. The film itself, echoing President Bush’s triumphal “Top Gun” turn, exists only as advertising. It is a fiction built on fantasy. But thanks to an extensive poster campaign, the nonexistent film may lodge in our consciousness all the same» Holland Cotter, The New York Times