The front of the billboard reads in huge letters on a black background: “Auf der Rückseite sage ich die Wahrheit” (“I tell the truth on the reverse”). On the back it says in black letters on a white background: “Auf der Rückseite lüge ich wie gedruckt” (“I lie as printed on the reverse”). In times characterised by buzzwords such as “fake news” and different claims to truth, Ulrichs transforms the question of “the truth” in his own subtly humorous way.
Timm Ulrichs uses the billboard as an opportunity to position his suggestive-subversive statements in a formally reduced composition that is visible from afar. The deliberate relationship of both sides of the two billboards to each other and the unequivocal claim to the truth of each individual statement enable Timm Ulrichs to bring a enigmatic art project into the public space.
Timm Ulrichs, born in 1940 in Berlin, lives and works in Berlin and Hanover.