Frans Masereel Centre is a place where national and international artists, researchers and graphic designers reside, meet and experiment.

Masereeldijk 5
2460 Kasterlee, BE

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Residents

Karin Ferrari

"I am a visual artist based in Vienna. I use visual material from pop culture and from social media platforms. My artistic research focuses on contents on the threshold of academic theory, (political) paranoia, and fantasy fiction which are gaining massive momentum through distribution mechanisms of the Internet. The videos of my web series DECODING (THE WHOLE TRUTH) reveal hidden messages in music videos and TV Clips.

I exhibited my work internationally: at the 5th Moscow Biennale for Young Art 2016, at Coupe de Ville 2016, Sint Niklaas, at the 21er Haus - Museum for Contemporary Art / Blickle Kino in Vienna, at the Royal Military Museum in Brussels and on Austrian Television for the ORFIII Artist in Residence Pixel, Bytes & Film.

During my stay at Frans Masereel I worked with silkscreen printing on a limited edition of my artist book ‚Aliens, Sex and Paranoia'."

'HYPERCONNECTED- Grand Synthesis of the secret geometry of the web'
'Hyperconnected (The Whole Picture)' is a scalable vector map visualizing the semantic interrelationships between a cluster of icons related to web. The visual encodings marking the digital interface might be possessed with a subversive symbolic potential. Is the wireless icon the antidotal counterpart to the all-seeing eye? In 'Hyperconnected (The Whole Picture)' I introduce a speculative chart mapping the flux of meanings between a cluster of icons related to the web. Next time you touch a WiFi symbol, a different kind of connection might be established.

'SYMBOLIC SYNTAX OF LASER SPACE CATS AND UNICORNS'
A cross tabulation with images related to urban subculture (hipster) in the early 2010s. These types of images where everywhere: on t-shirts, album covers, social media. The arrangement of the images (found footage) in a cross tabulation is an attempt to visually systematize eight selected signs (triangle, cat, cross, universe, laser, tiger, rainbow, unicorn) and their 64 combinations. 2013, when these images were reaching their peak of circulation I produced the poster (60 cm x 84 cm).

'DECODING Katy Perry's Dark Horse (THE WHOLE TRUTH)'
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General Residency
26.09.2016 - 21.10.2016

 

SYMBOLIC SYNTAX OF LASER SPACE CATS AND UNICORNS

HYPERCONNECTED

DECODING Katy Perry's Dark Horse (THE WHOLE TRUTH)

DECODING Katy Perry's Dark Horse (THE WHOLE TRUTH)

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ontwerp: Lauren Grusenmeyer & Raf Vancampenhoudtspatie webdesign, Antwerpen