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“We live in a highly trans-cultural world, mutable, changing, chameleonic and, willing or unwilling, trans-religious. Cultural exchanges and fusions do not always live together peacefully. This involves with greater and greater importance the coming out of one’s mind, creed or utopia through any kind of trick, even the most handicrafts; think about bracelets, flags, carrier of various messages. There’s the desire to be part of a community, without losing one’s individuality, the need of equality but fully aware of personal freedom. Idea of change: equality, community and independence. To assert oneself, dis¬tinguishing oneself. What you see is what I believe (today). Resistance against change: to show oneself with simple, almost infantile, gestures, remembering the past, the signs of tradition. To use our own two hands to make and unmake. The proposed project consists of a circular element (the world) made of cardboard, punched on the surface. A thread arranged through the projecting (from above we are all points… all looking the same) can create every kind of figures or signs. The world, the human being and the signs that join them. Religious signs, peace signs, words, abstract elements, remembering that every single intention is just a possibility. Each sign potentially includes the others, and this underlines the equality and the un-embezzlement. But the disk could remain empty, sign of universal equality between people, in which everyone is free to image everything.
Otherwise it could hold more than one message at the same time, in a pacific living together. The material chosen is paper for two main reasons: it indicates the world and the relationship’s frailty, and induces us to take care of it; it could be even handed out as a flyer, or enclosed in magazines or publications, and paper makes easy its use. Finally, its message is understandable even for children and it could be a useful way to learn, playing with the world’s complexity in which they’re growing.” -Opos
Title Quote: Raoul Vaniegem