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Exhibition: FORTY FIVE SYMBOLS Ethnographic Visual Anecdotes

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Ethnographic Visual Anecdotes

June 6 — July 7, 2014
TUE to SAT 11am — 5pm
SUN 1pm — 5pm

Kunst-Station Sankt Peter Koeln
Leonhard-Tiets-Strasse 6
60676 Koeln

Opening Reception:
Thursday, June 5, 7pm
»TABULA RASA« Acoustic Improvisations // Yi-Ling Lam
»TOUcHING PHAISTOS« Performance // Leslie Mader and Karin Demuth

FORTY FIVE SYMBOLS is a collaborative exploration of visual language that unites students, teachers, scholars, and ideas from 6 cities across 4 continents. Inspired by the Phaistos Disc and its 45 cryptic yet powerful symbols, participants developed visual systems to represent the essence of their identity. Their mission is not to create additions to the endless repertoire of functional pictograms. Instead, they are driven by personal storytelling and creating ethnographic visual anecdotes that are subjective, stimulating and inviting. Ethnographic Visual Anecdotes from Hong Kong, Beirut, Cologne, New York, Falmouth and Bogotá.

This research project was initiated by AMT faculty Pascal Glissmann. The show exhibits the work of students who participated the collab “FORTY FIVE SYMBOLS”.

Academic Partner:
Parsons The New School For Design
Academy of Media Arts Cologne
Hong Kong Baptist University
Lebanese American University Beirut
Falmouth University UK
Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá

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