In the 80s I grew up with the idea of America as a wonderland; I was lucky enough to visit then and it did feel like ‘crossing over’ to another, more dazzling world… Now I can only think of contradictions, complex crossovers of misaligned cultures and ideas. The poster consists of a cross between two images: Brooklyn Bridge is superimposed on a geometric painting that I made after visiting the Alhambra. It is at once the idea of a glorious expansive America we have been fed on and a hint towards the ideological battleground it has become.
Rebecca Partridge is an artist working in Berlin. RP 2013