Launch of THE VISUAL EVENT / Friday 28 November 2014, 6.30pm
Launch of THE VISUAL EVENT
An Education in Appearances
Edited by Oliver Klimpel
Spector Books 2014
with objects by Constanze Hein and Ann Richter,
a video by Jan Blessing,
a special performance by Marie Lautsch, Patrick Müller, Léon Auffenberg and Oliver Klimpel,
and the book
Is it possible to understand graphic-design as a practice beyond an object-centric approach, as a practice beyond the conception and production of well-designed and printed artefacts? Which other potentials to create a public should be considered integral to design as an activity? This book explores which graphic, spatial and temporal forms such a situational practice could take, and tests the idea of the “visual event” from various perspectives of visual culture. It compiles numerous contributions by artists, academics, designers, architects, and students of the System-Design Class at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig.
With contributions by Oliver Klimpel, James Hellings, Planning-To-Rock, Eva Weinmayr, Carolin Lerch, Mia Frostner and Robert Sollis (EUROPA), William Haggard, Alexander Garcia Düttmann, Friedrich Tietjen, Franciska Zólyom, and students of the System-Design Class at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig.