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From A to C skip B

Student: Aleksandra Panfilova

Supervisor: Uliana Aristova

Faculty: Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design

Educational Programme: Design (Master)

Year of Graduation: 2021

«From A to C skip B» is an installation of several semi-relief architectones created with the use of paper modeling and print techniques. Architectones represent an urbanized landscape and the man who wandering through it and graphically document his impressions, tries to overcome obstacles and find roundabout ways. The Russian sign alphabet became the guiding vector in this journey. In the alphabet images of hands with their corresponding sounds formed the principles of modeling a paper form, and the variations of the prints on the form make it possible to repeatedly represent architectons in installation. The original size of each print is conceptually close to the size of a human hand. The idea to fit prints and architectons together came from the art of the German Expressionism, particularly to the depiction of the city in cinematography and prints of the Weimar Republic. Thus the graphic methods of transforming the image of the expressionist city, considered in the visual research, made it possible, mainly, to analyze the ways of organizing the composition and 3D effects on the picture, also serve as an inspiration for creating illustrations in the manner of expressionism, and, finally, attempt to show the feelings of loss and highly subjective perception of the outside world.

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