Type/Dynamics – LUST and the work of Jurriaan Schrofer at the Stedelijk Museum

Created by the the Dutch design studio LUST, ‘Type/Dynamics’ is a new interactive installation for the exhibition of work by the graphic designer Jurriaan Schrofer (1926-1990) at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. This installation, that utilises eight HD projectors combined with Kinect sensors to transcribe data into typography, interprets and comments on the work in an effort to revitalise recent design history.

The installation visualises information that continuously surrounds us and is always accessible. By searching for real-time locations currently in the news, like "Ground Zero", "Reichstag”, or "Tiananmen Square”, the installation can locate the panorama images from Google Street View, abstract them into grids and fill the grids with new information. As a visitor to the space, you are 'transported’ to that location and surrounded by all the news associated with that specific location. Instead of a photographic representation, the place is represented purely typographically with a host of new items currently being talked about at that location. Nothing in the gallery space stands still; all information is dynamic.

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