Coptalk
2005–ongoing

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Silkscreen poster for 'Coptalk', Visual Art Academy Meuron, Neuchatel, Switzerland, 2018

A letter is sent out to a contact within an art school. (For a country to have an effective police force, its employees should reflect the demographics of society.) This is accompanied by a second letter – to be adapted and translated accordingly and sent out by the art school – inviting a representative of the local police force to offer vocational advice to the art students. The former entertains the possibility of the latter’s future in the police force.

Twenty 6 3x 48 cm silkscreened posters announce “Séance de recrutement de la police neuchâteloise, destinée aux étudiants en art visuels de l’académie de Meuron”, or applicable local phrasing; one is hung at the school.

The poster depicts a landscape with what could be described as a rock or a sculpture, with a stationary Lamborghini Countach (painted in the livery of the Dutch police force).

24th March 2005
Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
16th March 2006
Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK
6th December 2007
The Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden
25th April 2008:
Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
30th April 2008:
Pratt Institute, New York, USA
5th May 2008:
La Cambre, École nationale supérieure des arts visuels, Brussels, Belgium
6th May 2008:
Koninklijke Academy of Fine Art, Antwerp, Belgium
26th March 2009:
Centrale Academie Ontmoeting, Breda, the Netherlands
20th May 2010:
Academie for Visual Arts, Maastricht, the Netherlands
28th May 2010:
Ljubljana Academy, Ljubljana, Slovenia
15th June 2010:
Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
9th December 2014:
The Dublin Insitute of Technology, Grangemorgan
9th December 2014:
The National College of Art and Design, Dublin
9th December 2014:
The Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laughaire, Co. Dublin
8th January 2015:
Art Academy of Nurnberg. Germany
22 May 2018:
Visual Art Academy Meuron, Neuchatel, Switzerland

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