- 27th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno 2016
When living in a world with speech and also writing we know communication is paramount. Although, communication can often fall short. And within the words we use we can often read in between the lines of words themselves. It is as if some other kind of emotive charge were actually present that was not initially being articulated.
Seeing What Is Seen, As What Sees Can Not Be Saw is a part movie segment, part stop motion, abstract documentary film which utilises how humans interact with the inanimate world to offer representation as depicted evidence of renewed forms of communication existing between humans and the surfaces and material they find themselves in the vicinity of.
Such an opportunity for depicting the twinned silence between the contours of a surface and the fragmentary form of an existing or at times, non existing silhouette is a very rare but at the same time almost ever present occurrence.
Suggested through the quick cut images and their overlaid but sequential corpus is a kind of containment of the minds geographical spectrum paired down into an almost archaeological infliction for how contact with materialism necessitates itself as a basic need for well being, just as the words that exchange and exist between us do as well.
This event is a part of the Off Programme – open space devoted to workshops, interventions, and other presentations and activities related to graphic design. The authors are solely responsible for the nature of this event. The program is subject to change.
Scott Joseph (1983) is a designer currently based in London and is a graduate of the graphic design department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL. His work as a graphic designer is held in the MoMA Library, New York and in the Stedelijk Museum archive, Amsterdam. Recent projects include: Seeing What Is Seen, As What Sees Can Not Be Saw, 27th International Biennale Graphic Design, Moravian Gallery, Brno, CZ (2016); Found When Out, Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park, London, UK (2015); The Tone Is Theirs, Offprint Artist Book Fair, Tate Modern, London, UK (2015); Under The Sign, P/////AKT, Platform for Contemporary Arts, Amsterdam, NL (2014); Titles, The Session Magazine, Goethe Institute, Amsterdam, NL (2014); The Torch In My Ear, Mute Written Orchestration, Deep Cuts, Marres, Centre for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht, (2013); Rong–Wrong (printed anthology), self-published; Various Contexts (2012). Scott Joseph has also taught within various institutions including University of Creative Arts, UK, University of East London, UK and during 2016 has been a guest tutor within the graphic design department at ArtEZ Institute of Arts, Arnhem, NL.
The Off Programme is conceived as an open space for workshops, interventions and other graphic design presentations. Following the success of its launch in the previous edition, this time it will be primarily focused on exhibition projects.
The authors are solely responsible for the nature of this event. The program is subject to change.