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Exhibition

OMP52 / Research project
PRE-SPECIFICS: ACCESS X!
Get access to the ’X’ imposed by designed culture.

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.

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

Curators:Freek LommeMichael Capio 

managing director: Freek Lomme

Keynote Text:Vera Buhlmann

Exhibition design:Dave Keune 

Graphic design publication:Eric de Haas 

Made possible thanks to:Mondriaan foundation,Municipality of EindhovenSNSreaal fondsVSB fondsKonstfack University StockholmSwiss Federal Institute of Technology


Publication

PRE-SPECIFICS: ACCESS X!
OMP52

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.
2010


Price: € 10,00    

Photography by CLACK

Photography by CLACK

ISBN 978-90-78454-49-6

Softcover

12,5 x 20 CM

160 pages

Duotone on blue paper

Edition:

1000

Printed at:

Lecturis








© Onomatopee 2011
Exhibition design by Dave Keune
Photography by Ingmar Swalue
Exhibition design by Dave Keune Photography by Ingmar Swalue


Joana Meroz and Andrea Bandoni
Photography by Ingmar Swalue
Joana Meroz and Andrea Bandoni Photography by Ingmar Swalue


Platform for Pedagogy
Photography by Ingmar Swalue
Platform for Pedagogy Photography by Ingmar Swalue


Michelle Christensen and Florian Conradi
Photography by Ingmar Swalue
Michelle Christensen and Florian Conradi Photography by Ingmar Swalue


Societe Realiste
Photography by Ingmar Swalue
Societe Realiste Photography by Ingmar Swalue


Dave Hullfish Bailey
Photography by Ingmar Swalue
Dave Hullfish Bailey Photography by Ingmar Swalue


Uglycute
Photography by Ingmar Swalue
Uglycute Photography by Ingmar Swalue


Unfold
Photography by Ingmar Swalue
Unfold Photography by Ingmar Swalue


Tour X
at point of Gander/Abake’s Family of Forms
Tour X at point of Gander/Abake’s Family of Forms