Screw your emotion : typographic installation

28 Apr

taken by Myrna Rigaten Alies

Picture by Myrna Rigaten Alies

Hello my dear friends! Today, for the first time, my post is not talking about my minithingies! I want to share with you a project realized with my friend Lucy Momdjian.

During one week, two classes in Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA) worked with a famous photographer and graphic designer Amandine Alessandra. We had to work by pair of student and create a typographic installation using a random word.

Our project consists of screws put on a support, spelling the word emotion. How can we put in words something that cannot be expressed so easily?

For some, emotion is considered as a complicated feeling that cannot be expressed by words. It can be put to life by actions, by gesture.

The screws are not entirely fitted. A hammer placed aside, every person who wants to unwind from a stressful day, can knock (hammer) the screw. We chose to use screws because it’s less easy to hit them with a hammer, because at the same time revealing emotions is hard.

When all of the screws are fitted into the support and as everybody has manifested their emotion by distressing, the word “emotion” vanishes, metaphorically showing that stressful feeling has dissolved
from people.

We picked a wall with some graffiti as a location in the university, to make a contrast between our project and the graffiti.

You can check the link and appreciate the work by clicking on the icon at the end of the page.

Thank you and stay tuned for a new post of my minithingies!

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2 Responses to “Screw your emotion : typographic installation”

  1. livinginfairyland April 29, 2012 at 10:12 #

    Great idea!

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