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The voice of...

Public opinion-forming as citizenship? The word is the individual’s! ?

Onomatopee 71

THE VOICE OF... gives the individual an insight into the arena of public communications which forms our cultural understanding. Communication in public space, such as billboards with commercial sales pitches or so-called ‘public’ information produced by the government, these are the face of our culture – they form the understanding of culture which we, as individuals, morally and socially live up to. But can the citizen take part in the conversation? Where is the individual in relation to this one-sided communication?

In THE VOICE OF... citizens and alternative communicators join forces to give individual voices a role on the public stage!

With: Bayrol Jimenes (MEX), Candy Chang (VS), Cedric Geney (FR), Frank Peeters (NL), Freee (UK), Harmen de Hoop (NL), Julien Beneyton (FR), Rachid Ben-Ali (NL), Tsang Kin-Wah (HK)

and:

Teams of individual citizens and graphic designers:
TEAM 1 Angelica Goyenechea Jaramillo & Foundland
TEAM 2 Jos Poortman & Cox & Gruysenmeyer
TEAM 3 Jane HardjonoDrawswords (Rob van den Nieuwenhuizen)

THE VOICE OF... shows, on the one side, pamphleteering works by communicators who, using layered perspectives, extort an explicit cultural understanding by and for the citizen in the public domain, in word and image. On the other side, it challenges the citizens, supported by progressive graphic designers, to express their opinions on posters by which means they lay a claim to public space as the terrain of individual cultural production. Onomatopee hung the posters alongside arterial roads and in the city – irrespective of the content!

Publication

Freek Lomme, 2011

The voice of... - Public opinion-forming as citizenship? The word is the individual’s! ?-

Type
softcover
Dimensions
155 x 230 mm / 6 x 9 inch portrait
Pages
136
ISBN
978-90-78454-71-7
Editor
Freek Lomme
Author
Angelika Burtscher, Patricia Reed, Freek Lomme
Graphic
Drawswords / Rob van den Nieuwenhuizen
Edition
1.500
Color
Full color and duotones
Printer
Rob Stolk, Amsterdam (NL)
Translator
Jimini Higett
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THE PEOPLE WHO’VE WORKED ON THIS PROJECT

  • Freek Lomme curator, editor, poet, writer website