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Exhibition

Onomatopee 71 / Research project
The voice of...
Public opinion-forming as citizenship? The word is the individual’s! ?

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!

Curator /editor: Freek Lomme
Production: Freek Lomme and Ellen Zoete
Assistant: Maartje van der Schoot
Graphic design: Drawswords (Rob van den Nieuwenhuizen)
Architecture/spatial design: Open Architecture Office (Omayra Mingels, Floor Frings and Jan Schevers)?
Text: Angelika Burtscher, Patricia ReedFreek Lomme
Photography exhibition: Fieke van Berkom
Supported by:SNS REAAL fundMondriaan StichtingMunicipality of EindhovenBKKC/Province of North Brabant,
Associated galleries: ?Maïa Muller gallery, Dukan & Hourdequin gallery and Oliver Robert gallery.


Publication

The voice of... - Public opinion-forming as citizenship? The word is the individual’s! ?-
Onomatopee 71

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 Goyeneche
2011


Price: € 5,00    

ISBN 978-90-78454-71-7
Softcover - fluor gloss
136 pages
Full color and duotones
155 x 230 mm / 6 x 9 inch
Edition: 1500
Printed at: Rob Stolk








© Onomatopee 2011
left: poster design by Eric de Haas
right: entrance exhibition
Photography by Fieke van Berkom
left: poster design by Eric de Haas right: entrance exhibition Photography by Fieke van Berkom


left: Frank Peeters
right: Rachid Ben-Ali
Photography by Fieke van Berkom
left: Frank Peeters right: Rachid Ben-Ali Photography by Fieke van Berkom


left: Freee
right: Cedric Geney
Photography by Fieke van Berkom
left: Freee right: Cedric Geney Photography by Fieke van Berkom


posters by citizens and designers
Photography by Fieke van Berkom
posters by citizens and designers Photography by Fieke van Berkom


wall ’Before i Die’ by Candy Chang
Photography by Fieke van Berkom
wall ’Before i Die’ by Candy Chang Photography by Fieke van Berkom


Frank Peeters
Photography by Fieke van Berkom
Frank Peeters Photography by Fieke van Berkom


left: Bayrol Jimenez
right: Julien Beneyton
Photography by Fieke van Berkom
left: Bayrol Jimenez right: Julien Beneyton Photography by Fieke van Berkom


Kin Wah Tsang
Photography by Fieke van Berkom
Kin Wah Tsang Photography by Fieke van Berkom


I wish this was...
by Candy Chang
Photography by Fieke van Berkom
I wish this was... by Candy Chang Photography by Fieke van Berkom