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.
Posters in Berlin, Brussels, Barcelona, New York, Bangalore, Vienna, Bologna and Annemasse.
Advertisements placed anonymously in various magazines
Postcards in video store
Banners placed in various websites
Eva stopped by German Police
Clip from the Italian movie “L’amore e’ imperfetto”. In one of the scenes you can see the poster
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