Saturday, December 23, 2006

some chocking design effects

It isn’t the first time that I’ve heard someone’s complaint about unfortunate results of collaboration with designers. Designers have become (yeah, right…) masters of know-how graphic and visual communicational elements.
Once before aside old-school designers (as well the publishers and all the gang from the editorial landscape) there has been a reviser. These guys and galls were experts in finding mistakes, problems within the (body of the) stories of the works produced (in the field of literature i.e.), detecting grammatical and linguistic faults.
Some year’s ago this situation gained some interest in Brazil since the government applied a law in which designers would have to pay a fine for every outdoor or other sort of advert containing language mistakes.

For the exhibition How to be Invisible there was a flyer/invitation. The design was made by “the official” designer. After sending the pictures and text to be produced, there were some faults (not even considering at this point the visual element) that I corrected. Despite this, new faults were introduced by the designer, producing not only linguistic mistakes but also meaning mistakes. And if this fault is of the lack of a reviser, well, I must say I saw the output version and was all ok, despite there was a magical transformation somehow.
Every time I handed over someone an invitation I had to explain that there are these and that mistakes and that they are not of my responsibility. It is very depressing to feel that professionalism has nothing to do with responsibility and reassurance of a result with quality.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The Break

Dioramas is basically a long term project which draws the universe of the battlefields of a battle for desire. It is basically an attempt to gather a certain baroque and romanticized imagery that I often address to. In a way it‘s a solution to gather the different objects, drawings, videos, narrations (at the moment due to the lack of some technological equipment which would allow me to work more on a video-basis).
The Break is - let’s call it – section of the work Dioramas. These are five drawings of “muses” of this environment and of my creative research at the moment. They all portrait people who for some reason make me feel, output artwork, to believe and love.

The Break or Portrait of Henry Darger

The Break or Portrait of Tennesse Williams

The Break or Portrait of David Dashiell

The Break or Portrait of Francesco Ventrella

The Break or Portrait of Carlos Pinheiro