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The Smell of Deposition

Onomatopee 40

Aeron Bergman (US) and Alejandra Salinas (ES) made gouache drawings of multiple monuments of revolutions worldwide. Each drawing represents not only the specific reason d’être of each monument but also, extra more, a variety of styles, commissioners, craft, era’s and political outcomes. The series enables a further scent of ’revolution’ in regard of its romantic pronunciation, via craft wise created, secondary source material of monuments and is, as such, an artistic quest into the roaming qualities of those protagonist aspects that brought the work about in the first place.

Simultaneous, they exhibit cloths from Palestine, Syria, Egypt and H&M: all filled with patterns of certain origins. Visually attractive as wrapped on a canvas, they lose their recognisability in their political loath and seem to become just fashionable items. Again: can we recognise political symbolism when faced with it and, even more, where does this politics end?

Thirdly in this succumbing of symbolism is a display table, filled with forms directly referring to the forms mentioned before but: imagined! On the table, a radio speaker is placed, voicing the roar of the public listing to the famous speech of Martin Luther King junior. Is this a celebration of design or a warning for symbolic temptations.

 

Publication

Freek Lomme, 2010

The Smell of Deposition

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Original works in gouache, represented in riso: great book of monuments: a collection of symbols!

Printed by Freek on Eric de Haas’ Risograph, silkscreened by Lara de Greef at Grafisch Atelier ’s-Hertogenbosch.
Graphic design by Remco van Bladel i.c.w. Rob van den Nieuwenhuizen
Paper: Muncken Print White 115 grams/m2
Binding: Boekbinderij Distelkamp, Dodewaard

 

 

Type
Hardcover
Dimensions
190 x 260 mm / 7.5 x 10 inch
Pages
112
ISBN
978-90-78454-38-0
Editor
Freek Lomme
Graphic
Remco van Bladel
Paper
Eos inside pages
Edition
300
Color
Black silkscreened hardcover, Riso-printed pages in black and red
Curator
Freek Lomme
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THE PEOPLE WHO’VE WORKED ON THIS PROJECT

  • Aeron & Alejandra artist
  • Remco van Bladel graphic designer website
  • Freek Lomme curator, editor, poet, writer, critic, project coordinator, producer website
  • Rob Ritzen intern
  • Irena Boric curator
  • Drawswords (Rob van den Nieuwenhuizen) graphic designer website