“The phantom is an architect, a designer, a composer, a magician: a genius turned to madness.”
The phantom of design is a 9-day curatorial experiment that explores the aura of a designed object's mediation in the on- and offline stratosphere.
A selection of 9 designers / collectives / initiatives are given the assignment to take the stage for the duration of 1 day. The décor in which this experiment takes place portrays the iconography of the theatre and echoes and mirrors the theatricality of today's levitation of design on display. By playing around with the off- and online stratosphere of design mediation today both literally and figuratively, The Phantom of design highlights the impossibility of physicality in these unprecedented times.
The phantom of design is here, inside our minds.
Participating designers / artists: Felicity Morris, Gabriel Maher & Kiki Mager, Janis Melderis, Object-image.com (Delany Boutkan & Mikaela Steby Stenfalk), Chinouk Filique de Miranda, Jeanine van Berkel, Fiona Herrod, Ellen Pearson, Martin Menso
2020 Onomatopee Projects, Curator: Joannette van der Veer, Exhibition Design: Felicity Morris, Graphic Design: Wibke Bramesfeld, Production: Tobias Bridger