Reginald Perrin, 2011
Psychology of Colors
What color is “the love”? What exactly does the color black stand for? Is black a color? What color combination is reflecting “vanity” ? I recently came across Eva Heller´s book ” Wie Farben wirken”,which examines the psychological effects and symbolisms of colors. Each color creates it´s own mental connection,and the combination of certain colors in a specific percentage can reflect a feeling or a symbol. This series is illustrating 10 color combinations out of 200 you can find in the book. (artist statement)
You Look at Me Like an Emergency: Act 1
Love Radio is a transmedia documentary about the process of reconciliation in post-genocide Rwanda, based on the popular radio soap ‘Musekeweya’ (New Dawn).
It consists of a web documentary, mobile Tap stories and an exhibition.
The project straddles the thin line between fact and fiction. At first glance it tells a linear, almost fairy-tale narrative. But a closer look reveals the complex reality. While in the soap happy endings predominate, reconciliation in real life is rather more intransigent. After the gruesome killings, how can perpetrators and victims live with and love each other?
April 2014 marks 20 years since almost one million Tutsis and moderate Hutus were murdered. Virulent hate campaigns in the media were at the heart of the genocide. On the same frequency that in 1994 incited the murder of the Tutsi ‘inyenzi’ (cockroaches), the radio soap Musekeweya today broadcasts a message of reconciliation. The soap is immensely popular, with millions tuning in to the weekly episodes.
Love Radio is a collaboration with journalist Eefje Blankevoort, designers Kummer & Herrman and interactive designer Sara Kolster.
In her series of self-portraits titled “Good Behavior”, Finnish photographer Iiu Susirajacombines elements of absurdity and humor. Susiraja works to push the perceptions of expected portraits and what makes a successful composition in the eyes of the viewer. Her work will be on display at Frankfurt’s Fotographie Forum until November 30.
Fotografie Forum Frankfurt
Braubachstrasse 30–32, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, 2nd and 3rd floor
Text by Canbra Hodsdon
Amsterdam-based photographer Aisha Zeijpveld creates surreal portraits featuring soft coloured backdrops with interrupted and edited subjects. The artist’s use of watercolour-like layers, crumpled canvas textures, tilted mirrors, unusual props and materials suggest a multiple printing and shooting process to shift the reality.
Aisha does all her editing by hand. No photoshop, no easy tricks, just scissors and whatever material she needs to create the surreal effect she wants. She sketches onto the photographs, outlining the figure in an unusual way, whilst modifying shapes into something slightly different.