2004 - 2017
Election campaign / public interventions
Read My Lips – Public participatory installation, lectern, mixed media with sound
The Monograph – Self-published newspaper, inkjet color printing (edition of 5000)
Germany & the Netherlands
In 2004 Nir Nadler stayed in Beelitz, a small town in the German state of Brandenburg, as part of his participation in the European Exchange Academy.
During that period local elections inspired him to launch his own campaign as a fictional candidate. Norbert Nadler is a chameleon politician who adapts to the ideologies at hand, to the mood of his environment. Like any other populist politician seeking election, signs and posters promoting his candidacy were distributed throughout the city carrying the slogan Stimmt (meaning: ‘That’s true’, but also ‘Vote’) which was, in fact, the essence of his political agenda.
The campaign then carried on to the Netherlands and took the form of public interventions, a hyper-realistic sculpture titled Biblelon, and the publication of The Monograph, a newspaper that presents news from a subjective point of view.
With thanks to Harry Heyink (EEA), mayor offices of Brandenburg & Amsterdam
Supported by the ‘Berlage Fund’ & ‘SKOR’ – Foundation Art and the Public domain
Graphic design by Wouter van der Sluijs
Editing / translation by Ruben Bloemgarden
Advice & speech editing by Nimrod Kahn