Julia Meltzer and David Thorne

FREE THE, DEMAND YOUR, WE WANT, ALL POWER TO THE, WE MUST, STOP THE, END ALL, DON’T, FUCK THE, THE PEOPLE WILL, YOU CAN’T, THOSE WHO, WOMEN ARE, IF YOU, RESISTANCE IS: some positions and slogans recollected from an archive of political posters


This installation from 2002 was produced following three months of research at the Center for the Study of Political Graphics in Los Angeles. Six digital images describe well-known posters (e.g. “Silence=Death”) while a soft voice speaks hundreds of slogans compiled from the collection through a bullhorn.

8×10 feet, 3 walls, 6 mounted digital prints resting on shelves, and one bullhorn.