Anatal and Digilog – An art exhibition by Rhine-Waal students

Compositions of analogue and digital works

In cooperation with Katharina Drasdo, lecturer for experimental design, first-semester students in Information and Communication Design (Faculty of Communication and Environment) will be publicly presenting art developed for the project ‘Anatal and Digilog’ in the Düsseldorf gallery W57 from 18 to 20 March.

Kleve/Kamp-Lintfort, 17 March 2016: In Katharina Drasdo’s course on experimental design, first-semester students in Kamp-Lintfort studied pressing questions: How can experimental design be redefined for the virtual age? To what extent can digital designers also work with analogue? How much of design can we leave up to chance? The answers to these questions – the students’ art – are as varied as they are creative, with each one bearing the signs the designer’s own interpretation: cats riding synthesizers through space, or visual depictions of glitches and the deletion (destruction) of files, just to name a few. The underlying project, Analtal and Digilog, taught students that it’s better to find more questions than answers and that good designers don’t restrict themselves to just one medium. The head of the International Communication and Design programme, Professor Christoph Zielke, was very pleased both students and project results: “Even Grumpy Cat himself would smile the enthusiasm of our first-semester students about trying new things and exploring modern topics in design.”

The planned art display will mirror the project’s mix of analogue and digital in its presentation: projectors, digital picture stations and metre-long tracks will present pieces in a fragmented fashion reminiscent of an online blog. The exhibition will accompanied by appropriate music as well, namely deep house and tech house from the electronica artist Kasymir of Düsseldorf.

The art exhibition will begin on 18 March 2016 at 8pm in the gallery W57 (Worringer Straße 57, 40210 Düsseldorf). Art enthusiasts from the public are free to visit from 19 to 20 March 2016 between the hours from 11am to 7pm.