Advertisement in the Offenburger Tageblatt & 1000 x A0 posters, 2011
For an exhibition in Karlsruhe (Germany), I wrote a story in Volapük, a constructed global language invented in that region by Johann Marten Schleyer (in 1879). At the same time, typeface designers Avoid Red Arrows were commissioned to develop a font for Volapük’s specific requirements.
The resulting text piece was exhibited at the ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art as a series of posters. It was also printed in the Offenburger Tageblatt, a newspaper that had been running since 1812, with a circulation extending across Baden-Württemburg, including where Volapük originated and ZKM is located.
Lusag Plana Rigik is about Ernst Haeckel’s relationship to Goethe, written in the style of a legend.
From now on in
Animation (duration: 12min), 2014
This piece picks up on recurring tropes in dystopian literature to imagine what life might be like in a post-apocalyptic Johannesburg. In the given scenario, a small group of people survive in the ruins of what was previously the CBD area.
Watch the animation:
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