Alice Wong & Pleun van Dijk / 8 MAA 18
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Deconstructing Truth – by Alice Wong & Pleun van Dijk
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Every moment in history can be seen as a crossing.
There is only one way from the past to the present but an infinite amount of different pathways towards the future.
By deconstructing and reconstructing the existing, Alice Wong and Pleun van Dijk attempt to demonstrate how perspectives on truth are shaped and in a constant change.
They unfold the complexity from tangible body to intangible reality.
Alice Wong is an information designer & storyteller. She enjoys conducting creative research and translates complex information into shareable stories. With her graduation film ‘Reconstructing Reality’ she won several awards. The film will be screened at Zefir7.
With her eyes wide open Pleun is a young multidisciplinary artist/designer in the middle of the moving and changing world.
By observing and analyzing moments of transition within society she tries to create new thoughts and show a different perspective on a topic. Her installation ‘Reborn’ will be exhibited at Roskilde Festival in Denmark, june 2018.
Put it on the grapevine – opens 20:00 starts 20:30
for BNO Members:
if you want to have dinner at 18:30 with the speakers and the Zefir7 team (€12,50), please contact Jan Huldman
Address: Hogewal 1-9, Den Haag
18.30h (dinner), 20.00h (doors open), 20.30h (start lecture)
Hope to see you!
Zefir7, Stroom, BNO
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About ‘Reconstructing Reality’:
‘This film is a skillfully edited depiction of an own reality with stolen images. An adventurous journey through our collective film memory that engages the viewer from the beginning until the last moment. The carefully chosen images create a distance at some times and bring up emotions at others, because they connect to the story almost magically or from a contrast with it. Consequently, the film attains a special layering that captivates the viewer until the end. The filmmaker found a way to make a personal story rise above the level of the personal perception. The film plays with the medium of film in a way the jury has never seen before. A unique graduation film.’(Juryrapport NFF Studentcompetitie)
Until now, designers have been mainly involved in shaping the world around us. Now the mankind becomes easier to understand, analyze and unravel. We see designers intervene more far-reaching in the biomedical processes. We repair what is damaged, replace broken body parts and change our look till it fits our desire. As a result of this we seem to hold the key to perfection and gradually we seem to change into a designed human being. Now that we have become better at deconstructing the human, the question is arising if we are also capable of reconstructing ourselves? When we literally will disassemble the human and present it as a modular system, we are faced with impossible choices. With her graduation project titled “Reborn” Pleun wants to provide a platform for these ethical questions, stimulate reflection and enter into a dialogue with the viewer.
(graphic design by Glitterstudio)