• February 13, 2007
  • Posted by Marc

This Isn’t You?



As an art project about identity and safety in public space, a group of artists in Rotterdam put up a series of posters featuring composition-drawings of non-existing people.  The artists were arrested by the police…

“At first they thought we were some kind of terrorists, the whole atmosphere seems to be so stressed nowadays. Most ironic is that we got caught because of camera surveillance. In The Netherlands we also have to wear an ID since last year so when we couldn’t show one we all got arrested. This is where part of the project is about! The police also found it very interesting to see how we worked with the composion drawings, it took quite a while before they finally got it. So our mission was quite successful!”