UNREGISTERED Lay Theme
speaker at atypi 2018, antwerp
thank you atypi for having me and norman posselt (normanposselt.com) for the photographs
langue trouvé(e) – language beyond semantic content
this project can be seen at the royal college of art show: the westworks, white city place, 195 wood lane, london w12 7fq; 23 june – 1 july, 12–6pm. closed 29 june 2018
“language and limbs”
private and confidential
encyclopedia as speculative narrative piece
tate christmas card 2017
how can we define the terms of language and text more openly? my performative typeface revealing textual and ornamental shapes on this year's tate christmas card. now on sale online and in the tate shops.
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guest talk and workshop at kingston university 'fada' (faculty of art, design and architecture)
dress for lady snowdon
typographic design on lady snowdon's dress for a party with the theme 'revolutionize your blacktie'. the project was realised together with barbara müller.
analogue sketches for asemic writing
joan miro once said 'i try to apply colours like words that shape poems, like notes that she music'. how could colour function as written language? where are the limitations of written language?
idea of a performative typeface
quick sketch for testing a typeface that can be performed by combining several shapes on the keyboard.
scores to perform letters with the performative typeface.
collaboratively performed typeface at the typographic singularity exhibition at the royal college of art in april 2017.
asemic characters composed with my performative typeface
performance within written language; when is a character a character and when is it an image?
gestural alphabet (please turn sound on)
experimental reading choreography together with barbara müller.
this project was not realised. (2013 hsd)
in the history of art, the way creases were painted allow to draw conclusions on the humans self consciousness of the time. the illusion of todays’ unrealistic image of human body perfection is the counterpart to that. that conflict was the initial point of my creases project. a collage constructed out of creases taken from different famous paintings was printed on real fabric to enhance the illusion of real creases. the combination of painted creases and actual creases create a deceptive picture while worn on the human body. what is convex? what ist concave? what is plain? what is real? what is illusion? (2014 pbsa)
tätowiert – haller
ep cover “tätowiert“ of the german pop rock band “haller“ (2013 hsd)
digital characters adapt characteristics of almost illegible handwriting. aesthetic qualities of those two worlds are melted into something new. analogue and digital typography – dynamics and statics aligned. (2015 hsd) this project was initial point for the creation of the interactive font agil.
a “blind date“ of two pictures that were taken separately from each other was created. two snapshots taken from my own archive collide to a new and ambivalent story. they create tension and harmony at once. this is a selection out of 65 blind dates. (2013 hsd)
posters in context of brutalism architecture were created. (2014 hsd)
on the occasion of the anthology “lyrik in nrw“, levim westermann's poem “diese zimmer“ was animated to be shown on a public media wall in bonn. the characters spin on the media wall. they are newly arranged every few seconds to form verses. the typography was brought together from type fragments at the bus station in front of the media wall. it functions as an echo swinging back into the environment with each rotation. (2014 hsd)