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The Graphic Design of the Book A Me
When we were figuring out the concept of the graphics for this book, we touched upon the theme of exploring the boundaries of language and communication and the method by which the author created the work. His analytical approach through which he not only questioned the statements of anonymous persons, but also often nearly eliminated and subsequently combined them and created a virtual character, led us to a graphic layout whose primary theme encompasses not merely the mutual tension between the printed and digital medium, but also the question to what extent a personality is real and when its virtuality kicks in. We decided to place a part of the book into digital space which still cannot exist without its printed counterpart.
Ondřej Buddeus — A me
Is part of Ondřej Buddeus‘s participation in the Adaptation.
“But the need to adapt, uncoordinatedly, individualistically, without any authority, leader and order, to changes we initiate ourselves. Adaptation signifies now (asynchronously) and here (various places) an affinity with Utopia, which remains a non-place. Adaptation to conditions of reality which the collective dialectic of individuals without leader and order themselves create.“
Babi Badalov, Hafiz, Lia Perjovschi, Loulou Chérinet, Ondřej Buddeus, Ruti Sela, Shady Elnoshokaty, Vít Havránek, Xu Tan, Zbyněk Baladrán.
Curatorial Consultant Visual Arts:
Translation: © Tereza Novická, 2013.
Graphic design: www.mutanta.com
We would like to thank all participants of the festival who took part in the project.
We would also like to thank
the following individuals:
Hana Buddeus, Věra Krejčová,
Published by Steirischer Herbst Festival
GMBH Graz 2012 in collaboration with
© Ondřej Buddeus, 2013
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