Re/De Generation Project

  • As designers and makers, we are constantly invested in the process
    of Re-generation and De-generation. We often use existing
    material, intellectual ephemera andalter its function, characteristic
    or structure in order to facilitate its re-birth. 
     
    The creation of the outcome contains a decisive moment where the maker
    decides that he/she has Re-generated the existing form. This process
    mayalso be accompanied by a shift in authorship. 
     
    Through this activity I invited participants to question their own
    individual measurement of how far the existing form must be
    De-generated using the given tools in order to be Re-generated.
     
  • The act of Re-generation or being Re-generated
    refers to re-birth, renewal or re-growth
     
    The act or Degeneration or being Degenerated refers to
    a decline or loss of a function, characteristic or structure.
     
    Re-generation and Degeneration are part of a cyclical process.
    They refer to the transformative and go hand in hand
  • The Score
     
    Select a poster from the given posters that you choose to Re-generate.
     
    From the given sheets of stickers that contain your initial, put the stickers anywhere on the surface of the selected poster.
     
    Do so until you decide that the poster has been Re-generated by you. 
  • Stickers
    Stickers are ubiquitous items in our environment.
    Their simple existence changes the meaning of the form on which they are put.
    Stickers are  a tool of transformation. 
    For instance the existence of a price sticker on any object transforms it into a commodity. Similarly, the sticker is also representative as a mark of identity and authorship. It instantly transforms the function, characteristic or structure of an existing form.
     
    The initials on the stickers
    The initials of each individual on their respective sticker is an 
    indication of their authorship. That he/she is facilitating
    and measuring
     the transformation.
     
    The Posters
    The posters contains found, manipulated images of influential political figures. The choice for the selected political figures was made as they represent people who are globally identified for having played transformative roles.
    These figures are viewed by us not as regular people but as
    manifestations of their actions, ideologies and roles.