BBC Billboard 1992

Two large billboards face each other across Cathedral Street. On them are large copper loudspeakers engaged in a private conversation in a public place. The clues to their identity are in the symbols and patterns linked to each speaker. The ‘speakers’ are indirectly questioning the use of the graphic communication of billboards. Their message is abstract and subtly challenging, as it is not known what is being said. Each billboard is 3 x 13 m and is made of Copper, steel, rubber, and spray paint. Commissioned for the B.B.C. Billboard Art Project, Cathedral Street, Glasgow, Scotland. Photos: Peter Lundh