THE VISUAL EVENT
AN EDUCATION IN APPEARANCES
Oliver Klimpel (ed.), Britt Helbig and the System-Design Class,
Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig
Published at Spector Books 2014
With contributions by Oliver Klimpel, James Hellings, Planning-To-Rock, William Haggard, Alexander Garcia Düttmann, Friedrich Tietjen, Eva Weinmayr, Carolin Lerch, Mia Frostner & Robert Sollis (EUROPA), Franciska Zólyom, and students of the System-Design class
Designed by Jan Blessing, Pia Christmann, Carolin Giessner, Britt Helbig, Oliver Klimpel, Cristina Zickert
Is it possible to understand graphic-design as a practice beyond
an object-centric approach, as a practice beyond the conception
and production of well-designed and printed artefacts? Which other
potentials to create a public should be considered integral to design
as an activity?
This book explores which graphic, spatial and temporal forms such a
situational practice could take, and tests the idea of the “visual event”
from various perspectives of visual culture. It compiles numerous
contributions by artists, academics, designers, architects, and students
of the System-Design Class at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig.
Visual moments are discussed in many colour sections through
observations, practical works, short essays – experiments in image
and text, both referential and documenting.