─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ ─ Graduated Graphic Designer  ArtEZ Institute of the Arts Arnhem
My graduation project is about finding ways to help a person with memory problems explaining their stories before they are forgotten forever. For this case study I worked with my own grandfather. He has no documentation whatsoever of his experiences of the Second World War in the centre of Arnhem. As starting points we browsed through five existing books with images and texts about the War in the city-centre of Arnhem. My grandfather's memory seemed to be activated when he browsed through the books. During his talks he used his hands to talk with. The tracings he made with his hands became his way of documenting and 'writing' down his last memories. As a conclusion, I designed a 3 meters long table with a triptych on it. I designed a video where you see him talking and tracing with audio. I translated the traces into light plastic as puzzle pieces that could be placed back on the video. In the middle of the table you'll find the original five books we used. On te right I concluded the whole research in a white silkscreened A2 sized book.
Television screen with a plexiglass printed grid. The red lasercut tracing pieces on the photos below each have an engraved code that corresponds with this grid. The viewer can place these puzzle pieces back on the plexiglass.
A few of the original books that were the starting points of the project.
A2 sized book with white on white print with silkscreen puffing ink. Hand-bound.
My grandfather in conversation with the Gelderlander.