Open Source Publishing – Graphic Design Caravan
Up Pen Down – Huppe Plume Tonne is a workshop linking typography and performance. It is a collaboration between OSP and choreographer Adva Zakai, and you are invited to participate!
The workshop will take place Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of October in the Balsamine theatre, Brussels. On the 25th the doors will be open to the public from 16:00 onwards.
In Up Pen Down – Huppe Plume Tonne the participants blow up the scale of the movements of both drawing (down) and non-drawing (up). Uprooting both the forms produced and the movements required, the workshop is meant both for performers and designers.
Seymour Papert taught mathematics through drawing instructions children would give to the computer, other children, or in this case—to a drawing robot.
The DIN typeface is specified through drawing instructions: defined by its stroke rather than its contour.
Up pen down – Huppe Plume Tonne takes inspiration from the work of the English mathematician Seymour Papert, who tried to create an embodied understanding of mathematics through his LOGO language. Papert created a language, understood both by humans and computers, that describes drawings not in an absolute cartesian grid, but from the perspective of the person that is drawing. LOGO prefigures similar languages that use drawing instructions to communicate between computers and early drawing devices. Up Pen Down – Huppe Plume Tonne builds on the research effectuated by OSP with the students of the ÉSAD Grenoble Valence in 2012-2013.
For Up Pen Down – Huppe Plume Tonne, OSP collaborates with Adva Zakai, Brussels-based choreographer and performer. Adva’s recent work explores how body and language are perceived through each other. Just as much as the body seems to recede under its textual interpretation, our very understanding of text becomes more embodied.
The first day of the workshop will be Saturday 24th of October from 10:00 to 17:30. Sunday the 25
Address:Théâtre la Balsamine
Up Pen Down – Huppe Plume Tonne is part of the Festival des Arts Numériques and made possible by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.
In what might be a some-what surprising move (even to ourselves) OSP has taken up offices in the World Trade Center.
Do not hesitate to pass by! Send us a mail, and we will meet you in the lobby! Or write us a letter at:Avenue Roi Albert II / Koning Albert II laan 30, Box n°8
specifics of the workshop are on their way, but for now, here is the introduction text:
En 2012, OSP (Open Source Publishing) construit un workshop de plusieurs mois avec des étudiants de l’École Supérieure d’Art et Design de Valence. La proposition au centre des tables s’intéresse en détail au «trait», dans le sens de «chemin» (path en anglais) par opposition et en dialogue avec la notion de forme. Si ce point de départ offre plusieurs perspectives — celles du dessin, de la typographie, de la cartographie — ce «chemin» pose aussi la question des outils et en particulier des outils numériques, et de leur relation avec le langage visuel.
Il y a trois ans donc, des étudiants en design graphique, en typographie et nous-mêmes sont amenés par le trait à la performance. Aujourd’hui, nous allons réitérer l’expérience en modifiant le chemin de l’apprentissage. Nous proposons un workshop d’expérimentation permettant deux approches :
– pour les participants avec une expérience graphique, s’intéresser à produire du lettrage par des mouvements à échelle du corps;
– pour les participants avec une expérience chorégraphique, s’intéresser à la manière spécifique par lequel le dessin (down) et le non-dessin (up) questionne le mouvement et ses différentes échelles;
Nous chercherons à nous intéresser spécifiquement à une série de questions, et aux spécificités qui y répondent.
La chorégraphe et danseuse Adva Zakaï nous accompagnera dans ce travail de débroussaillage. Son travail de recherche fondé sur l’hypothèse que le corps mute progressivement en texte numérique, et que le numérique mute en retour au contact intime des corps.
Announcing Up Pen Down — Huppe plume tonne a workshop and preformance during the Quinzaine Numérique 2015: specifics of the workshop are on their way, but for now, here is the introduction text: En 2012, OSP (Open Source Publishing) construit un workshop de plusieurs mois avec des étudiants de l’École Supérieure d’Art et Design de […]
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