NOORDERLICHT Photography Festival
In Agreement (Photography and sound installation)
Noorderlicht International Photography Festival
TAXED TO THE MAX - October 5th -December 1st 2019
In Agreement shows the original, signed, final versions of a selection of
trade agreements that the EU has negotiated and closed with another
party (or parties). The initial signed document reminds us of the good
intentions of exchange, collaboration and friendship.
You see the documents upside-down, last page up: the
visible signatures are the actual beginning, after this the good intentions
need to be proven. These ‘wet’ signatures, that validate the agreement of
hundreds of pages, sometimes after years of work and negotiation, seem
the only thing that humanizes these large, complicated documents.
The series In Agreement is part 1 of the “Good Intention Works” a new sequence of works by Brigitte de Langen