“Make time go more slowly…”
For his poster project And For The Rest, commissioned and presented in Brussels for KunstenFestivalDesArts, Etchells selected fragments from a series of interviews with residents of the city, who for one reason or another are excluded from the voting process.
Children, asylum seekers, migrants and refugees as well as homeless people were asked about their wishes, needs, demands and hopes for the future, focused on what they would like to change. Taking short texts from the interviews, Etchells created interventions in the city that were are at the same time mysterious, confronting, poetic and thought-provoking. From the fantastical and implausible, to simple and concrete political demands, the statements on posters in stark black and white presented an insight into the wishes of people usually held outside the electoral discussion. What do they wish to change for themselves and those around them? What are the things that come to their minds when they think about their lives in the city?