People Speak

CR 878. Year 2001

People Speak Jochen Gerz Cr 878 Web


Work in Public Space

Basel, Schweiz Grid FM, PVC coated (digital print), 3900 x 2000 cm

As part of Frontside, a temporary urban intervention, the words People Speak appeared in 30 different languages on a billboard at the Äschenplatz in Basel. In each case, two words from different languages were linked by colour fields. The work was originally realized for I am You – Artists against Violence, a public space exhibition in 90 European cities organized by the Munich Goethe-Institute in 1993 (110).

See also the editions (845) and (846).


Littmann Kulturprojekte


Basel 2001


My name is Jochen Gerz