New Signatures 2019 / 17 SEP 19

Every year we give the stage to talented students from different art academies to come and present their graduation work in great detail. We would like to get to know the New Signatures of:

Carl Herner — Floss Forever
Christina Kordunian — The Aimnesia Project
Rosalie van Pinxteren — Adobefashion
Mirelle van Tulder — ISSUES & #ikwordonderdrukt
Tosca Schift — Anti Chair Movement

INFO
As usual the event takes place in Stroom and is presented by Zefir7 and BNO The Hague. We open doors at 20:00 and at 20:30 the presentations start. There is no entry free. We hope to see you there!

Visual made by ST–DUO: https://st-duo.com

ABOUT OUR GUESTS:

Carl Herner — Floss Forever
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Living videos is a fitting name for the kind of work Swedish designer Carl Herner shows in his project ‘FLOSS FOREVER”. He experiments with motion capture and animation until control in the end seems to have evaporated. So lively and uncommonly rich in movement are his animated avatars that they have become truly autonomous characters. See them move and you’ll feel like joining in.
https://www.instagram.com/carlherner/

Christina Kordunian — The Aimnesia Project
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The Aimnesia project focuses on the concept of human hybrid memory, which can be augmented, influenced, and modified by AI.
Today, artificial neural networks play an unseen but crucial role in our digital ecosystem by defining and recommending what should be seen, listened to, and read. Within the current machine learning revolution, so-called generative adversarial networks (GANs) are trained on massive datasets of images, sounds, and texts and can generate realistic patterns. Through the experience of absurd video installation about a hybrid memory creation made by using a pre-trained BigGAN model, the Ganbreeder app, and a reverse Google image search, Chris Kore intends to prompt a discussion of evolving algorithms that can be trained on our online photos and can fill in memory gaps by creating fake memories that are plausible enough to be perceived as real.
http://www.chriskore.com

Rosalie van Pinxteren — Adobefashion
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Adobefashion explores the influence of internet culture on today’s digital fashion landscape. The internet, being a space dominated by Photoshopped and other manipulated imagery, plays a prominent role in our changing perception of reality. By translating Photoshopped forms into actual garments Adobefashion challenges the blurring line between our physical and digital reality. Could we still distinguish reality from manipulation and vice versa? By rethinking the representation of fashion, this project aims to show that fashion goes far beyond the physical aspects of it.
https://adobe.fashion

Mirelle van Tulder — ISSUES & #ikwordonderdrukt
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ISSUES
Global crises can also lead to very personal crises, with graphic designers, for example, who are looking for social relevance in their work. In the zine ISSUES, aspects of these identity crises are depicted, offering a chance to reflect on originality, change, oppression, truth and creativity.

#ikwordonderdrukt
“We accept the entire system of advertising images as we accept the climate” J. Berger.In times of populism, polarization and segregation, it is crucial to make your voice heard as a designer. Public spaces are now infested by an abundance of commercial images whose sole purpose is to sell.
It is time to change this. The Wildplakzuilen, built to inform, but now plastered with marketing, are the perfect carriers. #ikwordonderdrukt reclaims them to make another voice heard.
http://mifolio.nl

Tosca Schift — Anti Chair Movement
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Most young product designers are not in favour of adding new things to all there is already. Tosca Schift feels the same. For her ANTI CHAIR MOVEMENT, however, she did make quite an unusual choice. She decided to ask chairs for a dance. For them to be able to respond, she had to design them. Her choregraphed chairs are fun to watch in action. Ant eye now is the name of her cooperation with Hanneke Klaver, who was selected last year.
https://vimeo.com/toscaschift

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