''...und wer nicht tanzen will am Schluss,
weiß noch nicht, dass er tanzen muss!''
''As of the day before yesterday, we have been receiving lots of negative attention in regard to one particular image. It features the same model theatrically painted white, and painted black. The woman painted in black has been interpreted by lots of people as "blackface" which was not at all our intention or inspiration! A debate has emerged on social media channels and seems to be escalating across certain blogs and websites.
On one side of the argument are those who feel that this is racist and want us to remove the imagery. Then, there are those who see this merely as an artistic expression with no reference to race.
Given that our objective with this imagery was to be playful, striking and fresh with the creation of mirror images in white and black, using colour ON the skin it is very saddening that those making negative comments are focusing on colour OF the skin. Frankly, colour of the skin didn’t even come into it at the time we created the imagery so we are absolutely shocked by the cynicism behind some of the comments.''