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PRE-SPECIFICS: ACCESS X!

Get access to the ’X’ imposed by designed culture.

Onomatopee 52

Not only humankind might have an "X" Factor; an environment or a product may equally have one. If a person has an "X" Factor, his power increases. Similarly, as soon as an environment or a product has an "X" Factor, it gains control over us... Let’s make this production more accesible!

With: Platform for Pedagogy, Uglycute, Olaf Nicolai, Dexter Sinister, Joana Meroz / Andrea Bandoni, Unfold, Lust, Claire Fontaine, Société Réaliste, Ryan Gander / Abake, Dave Hullfish Bailey, Florian Conradi / Michelle Christensen.

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A two-phase project conducted via Onomatopee for Röda Sten Konsthall, Göteborg and Onomatopee, Eindhoven, with assistance from Konstfack University, Stockholm, Vera Bühlmann and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich.

Phase I. September 4 - 26
Praxis Opening at Röda Sten
Objective: Process stances, formulate objectives, strategies and vocabulary
Read more on Pre-Specifics: Access X! on: www.rodasten.com

Phase II. October 23 - 31
Production Opening, October 23
Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven
Objective: Activate Stances

Onomatopee next-door
bleekweg, entrance C
5611 VB, Eindhoven

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PRE-SPECIFICS: ACCESS X! not only showcases luring products, spaces and concepts by contemporary artists, designers, architects and others, but actually also provides insight into their strategies. The exhibition thus features both sensory works and accountable strategies and motivations. The accompanying publication offers further notions into designed culture’s X: its productive conditions and modes of mediation.

Over recent years, ’Design’ has progressed into a collective term for various activities of research, conceptualisation, production and even criticality. As ’Design’ became synonymous to widespread professional authority, ’Design’ became the name for physically imposed control and personally imposed power at large: from the spatial design of McDonald’s to the branding of the new hybrid car, from the executive stance of the spin doctor to the services of the shrink and beyond. Li Edelkoort, design guru and former director of the Design Academy, even expressed a demand for the designer-politician…. The research project PRE-SPECIFICS: ACCESS X! offers you both a rich scope of forms of "X" as an instrumental toolbox to engage the "X" in our designed culture, offering ACCESS to X!

Onomatopee commissioned a variety of proposals, first of all to map out to what extent the addressed ’design’ practice touches upon conditions of such a type of production and, second, to situate X in practice by means of a newly produced work. The proposals have been exhibited at Röda Sten Kulturforening Göteborg. From these proposals, Onomatopee has selected the majority to be actualised at Onomatopee Eindhoven during the Dutch Design Week.

Publication

Freek Lomme, Michael Capio , 2010

PRE-SPECIFICS: ACCESS X!

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Type
softcover
Dimensions
125 x 200 MM / 4.92 x 7.87 inch portrait
Pages
160
ISBN
978-90-78454-49-6
Editor
Freek Lomme, Michael Capio
Author
various
Graphic
Eric de Haas
Artist
various
Language
English
Binding
sewn and glued
Edition
1.000
Color
duotone on blue paper
Printer
Lecturis, Eindhoven (NL)
Text editor
Michael Capio (Proposals), Vincent van Gerven Oei (backflap), Clare Butcher (introduction Freek)
Photography in the book
Ingmar Swalue (exhibition Eindhoven)
Curator
Freek Lomme, Michael Capio
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THE PEOPLE WHO’VE WORKED ON THIS PROJECT

  • Freek Lomme curator, editor, poet, writer, critic, project coordinator, producer website
  • Michael Capio curator
  • Dave Keune exhibition designer website
  • Eric de Haas graphic designer website
  • Dave Hullfish Bailey artist website
  • Dexter Sinister writer, artist, graphic designer website
  • Platform for Pedagogy artist, designer
  • Societe Realiste artist
  • Joana Ozorio de Almeida Meroz
  • Andrea Bandoni designer
  • Unfold designer
  • Lust graphic designer
  • Claire Fontaine artist website
  • Ryan Gander artist
  • Abake graphic designer
  • Florian Conradi / Michelle Christensen artist, graphic designer
  • Uglycute product designer, architect
  • Olaf Nicolai artist website
  • SNSreaal fonds private fund
  • VSB fonds private fund
  • Mondriaan Fonds public fund website
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology partner organisation
  • Röda Sten Kulturforening partner organisation, co-producer
  • Konstfack University Stockholm partner organisation, co-producer
  • Municipality of Eindhoven public fund website