BEST THINGS IN LIFE FOR FREE, 2002, 2:17 min
In their films, Nug an Pike create a balance between fiction and reality, while bringing up one of graffiti culture’s most recurring subjects of discussion: what is yours, mine and ours? Best Things In Life For Free shows a masked person that enters a store and proceeds to shoplift six-packs of beer. The person then goes to the train station and grabs onto on the outside of a commuter train, drinking their beer. The images are filmed in different fixed perspectives from above, resembling documentation from surveillance cameras.
Nug (SE); born 1973 in Stockholm; Master of Fine Arts 2008, Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm; lives and works in Stockholm.
Pike (SE); born 1972 in Malmö; Master of Fine Arts 2006, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm; lives and works in Stockholm.
Best Things In Life For Free is a part of the Art Line project Space Matters.